Delhi Traffic Police Revises Maximum Speed Limits For Vehicles; Check Details Inside

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The Delhi traffic police on Friday fixed speed limits for motor vehicles, noting that unregulated plying of such vehicles on the roads of the national capital are endangering the lives of the motorists as well as other persons who happen to be on the road.

The new speed limits will be implemented on an immediate basis, according to an official notification signed by the deputy commissioner of Delhi police (traffic).


Speed limit for M1 category vehicles (cars, jeep, taxis, etc)

The Delhi police have fixed the maximum speed limit on most roads, highways, and flyovers at 50-70km/h for M1 category vehicles i.e. cars, jeep, taxis, and other app-based cabs.

However, the speed limit for these vehicles has been fixed at 30km/h on all minor roads inside residential areas, commercial markets, and service roads.

Speed limit two-wheelers (motorbikes, scooters, etc)

For two-wheelers i.e. motorbikes, scooters, etc, the maximum speed limit on most roads, highways, and flyovers at 50-60km/h. For these types of vehicles, the speed limit remains fixed at 30km/h on all minor roads inside residential areas, commercial markets, and service roads.

Speed limit for transport vehicles (Gramin Sewa, TSRs, etc)

The speed limit for all transport vehicles, including Gramin Sewa, TSRs, Phat-Phat Sewa, and quadricycles remains at a uniform speed of 40 kmph.

Speed limit for M2 category vehicles

The speed limit for M2 category vehicles and light motor vehicles (LMV) i.e. motorcars, delivery vans, etc. has been fixed at 50-60 km/h on most roads.

According to the notification by the Delhi Traffic police, if a rider or driver is found to violate the above speed restrictions set by the Delhi traffic police to be more than 5% of the fixed maximum speed limit, the Delhi police shall take cognizance of the offense under section 183 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. However, if the person found to drive the vehicle within 5% of the set rules, they can be excused.

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