The government has raised speed limits on India’s roads. As per the revised speed limits, cars can now be driven at 120kph on expressways, and 100kph on national highways. The speed limit for two wheelers and commercial vehicles has also been revised to 80kph on highways. In effect, the maximum speeds for expressways and highways have all been increased by 20kph.
Taxis are now restricted to 100kph, up from the previous 80kph, on expressways and 90kph on highways, up by 10kph. In the city, taxis will be subject to the same speed limits as other cars, which stands at 70kph. Two wheelers in the city can now legally operate at 60kph, up from the previous limit of 40kph.
While these are all maximum speed limits and are only accessible at certain sections of the expressways and highways, other speed limits enforced on the twistier sections of roads like the Mumbai-Pune Expressway have to be observed.
Be warned, however, that area-specific speed limits enforced by state agencies on roads and highways that pass through towns and villages remain valid.