The speed limit for vehicles using the Samriddhi Expressway, which will link the cities of Mumbai and Nagpur, was announced by the Maharashtra government on Thursday.
According to the government, vehicles can travel on the expressway at speeds between 100 and 120 km/h. Additionally, they have listed restrictions on speed based on the kind of vehicle.
The state’s Traffic Police department announced that the top speed limit would be 120 kph in their notification. Additionally, access to rickshaws, two-wheelers, and four-wheelers on the expressway has been restricted.
The permitted speed for various types of vehicles is as follows :
Eight people, including the driver, can ride in a vehicle that can travel at 120 kph, but if the vehicle is passing through a ghat section, the speed should be 100 kph.
Similar to this, in the ghat region, vehicles carrying more than nine people will operate at speeds of 100 kph and 80 kph. The goods carrier vehicles can only ply at speed 80 kmph on the Expressway.
Two-wheeler, three-wheeler, four-wheeler rickshaws are not allowed on Samriddhi Highway.
Concerns over speed limit
However, the speed limit is become a cause of worry reports in local media stated. The worry stems from increased accidents that were reported in the last few weeks.
Earlier in September, industrialist Cyrus Mistry died after getting into a fatal accident near Palghar on Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway while the city saw a horrific accident on October 5 on Bandra Worli Sea Link which killed five and injured eight.