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Delhi-Meerut Expressway speed limit to be increased

Delhi-Meerut Expressway speed limit to be increased

Now, commuters in Delhi that travel to Indirapuram, Greater Noida and Hindon and vice versa can go faster with the increased speed limit.

Earlier, the speed limit on Delhi-Meerut Expressway was 70 kmph for Light Motor Vehicle and 40 kmph for goods carriers. But, now, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) decided to increase the speed limit on this expressway to 120/100 kmph.

The NHAI is going to write on this matter to the Delhi Police.

Traffic Police are using over speed violation detection camera systems on this expressway and collecting fines from violators.

It is quite common for several commuters to go faster than the prescribed speed limit on this expressway. As a result, they are getting e-challans for a speed violation.

The speed limit upgradation will be a relief for all these commuters.

Many commuters complained about the speed limit after which the speed limit signboards have been installed with the maximum speed of 60 kmph.

The penalties as per the new Motor Vehicles Act have increased from the last month from ₹400 to ₹5,000.

In this context, the NHAI wrote a letter to the Delhi Police to raise the speed limit to 120/100 kmph on this expressway.

At present, signboards have been placed with a maximum speed limit of 70/40 kmph. The speed limit would be upgraded due to the completion of the stretch of 8.72 km long 6-lane expressway/ 8-lane NH 24 from Sarai Kale Khan to Ghazipur border.

It is noted that motorcycles, tractors, 2/3-wheelers, light commercial vehicles and other slow-moving vehicles that are not permitted on the expressway are the main reason for the accidents.

Hence, the Delhi Police are suggested to deploy as many traffic police as possible on the expressway to ensure that the commuters follow traffic rules for which the expressway has been designed.

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