Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 20
The Transport Department, UT, today issued a notification regarding new speed limits in the city. The sector-dividing roads where the maximum speed was 50 km per hour (kmph) will now have the top speed limit of 60 kmph. With this, the speed limit will be uniform on all sector-dividing roads in the city. Earlier, the speed limit for cars on some roads, including Dakshin Marg, Purv Marg and Madhya Marg, was 60 kmph.
Police officials stated that vehicles used for carriage of passengers having not more than eight seats would have the maximum speed limit of 60 kmph on dual carriageway roads (roads with dividers), 50 kmph on the single carriageway roads (without dividers). Meanwhile, the speed limit on sector roads will be 40 kmph.
The police clarified that the commercial goods vehicles and vehicles used for carriage of passengers having nine or more seats would have the maximum speed limit of 50 kmph on dual carriageway roads and 40 kmph on the single carriageway roads and sector roads.
Motorcycles and three-wheeled vehicles will have the maximum speed limit of 45 kmph on dual carriageway roads and 40 kmph on the single carriageway roads and sector roads.
The traffic police will be writing to the engineering wing to install the signages on roads with revised speed limits.
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