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Delhi Traffic Police issues revised speed limits for motor vehicles: Everything you need to know

A new notification released on June 8, 2021, notifies all the current speed zones in effect across the capital in the interest of public awareness.

UPDATED: June 11, 2021 17:58 IST

In a move to improve pedestrian safety and reduce vehicular accidents, Delhi Traffic Police has released a compendium of Speed limits for various zones that supersedes all previous notifications. The order has been published in the interest of spreading awareness among the public, although prima facie no drastic changes seem to be put into effect.

The notification states that following this order, concerned civic road agencies will be required to erect the corresponding signage in the various speed zones in a prominent location. Although the order is already in effect as of June 8, 2021. The notification has been issued by Satyawan Gautam, Deputy Commissioner of Police/Traffic (Modernization), Delhi in the exercise of the powers, conferred u/s 28(1) (b) of Delhi Police Act, 1978 read with Rule 9 (1) of the Delhi Control of Vehicular and Other Traffic on Roads and Streets Regulations, 1980 which revises the maximum speed limit (where road condition permits) for various type of motor vehicles on Delhi roads.

2021 Delhi speed limits: Car, jeeps and taxis – 60kmph speed zones

For vehicles in the M1 category the maximum speed limit on NH-48 between Parade Road to Delhi Gurgaon Border, DND Flyover-Mayur Vihar link road and NH44 between Singhu Border and Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar, Noida Toll Road, and the Ring Road bypass. The same limit will also apply to NH-9 (Earlier NH-24) from Millennium Park to Gazipur Border, NH-9 (Earlier NH-10) from Ghevra Xing to Tikri Border, Northern Access Road from Red Light NSG to T-Point of Northern Access & Central Spine, Central Spine Road from Mahipalpur Chowk to Terminal III, IGI Airport.

2021 Delhi speed limits: Car, jeeps and taxis – 60kmph speed zones

M1 vehicles ie cars, jeeps and taxi services- will have to adhere to a 60kmph speed limit on NH-44 (Earlier NH-1) from Sanjay Gandhi Transport Nagar to Mukarba Chowk, Barapulla Nallah Road from Sarai Kale Khan up to Aurobindo Marg Xing, Ring Road from Chandgi Ram Akhara to Azadpur Flyover via ISBT, Rajghat, ITO, Sarai Kale Khan, Ashram Chowk, AIIMS, DhaulaKuan / Naraina, Punjabi Bagh, Outer Ring Road from Modi Mill Flyover up to Olaf Palme MargNH-8 Xing via Munirka.

The speed limit is also revised on Outer Ring Road from District Centre Janakpuri via Peeragarhi, Mukarba Xing via Burari Xing up to Chandgi Ram Akhara, Pushta Road (Marginal Bandh Road) from Noida Border (Chilla Regulator) to New Geeta Colony Grade Separator via Akshardham Flyover, Radisson Road from T-Point Radisson Hotel to Terminal-III, IGI Airport, Terminal-II, IGI Airport Road from T-point of Terminal-II Road and Central Spine to Terminal-II, IGI Airport.

2021 Delhi speed limits; Car, jeeps and taxis – 50kmph speed zones

Additionally, 50kmph speed limits will now be applicable for the M1 category on NH-44 (Earlier NH-1) from Mukarba Chowk to Azadpur Chowk, Ring Road from Azadpur to Chandgi Ram Akhara via Model Town, Kingsway Camp, Mall Road, NH-9 (Earlier NH-10) from Punjabi Bagh to Ghevra Xing, All arterial roads in areas between Ring Road and Outer Ring Road, beyond Outer Ring Road, inside Ring Road and entire Trans Yamuna area (except roads which are specifically mentioned in the table).

2021 Delhi speed limits: Car, jeeps and taxis -30kmph speed zones

As was previously the case, all minor roads in residential areas, service roads, bylanes and commercial markets are limited to 30kmph.

2021 Delhi speed limits: Motorcycles and other two-wheelers

For Motorcycles and other two-wheelers, a blanket maximum speed with two primary speed zones between 50 and 60kmph. For residential and congested commercial areas the blanket 30kmph law remains.

2021 Delhi speed limits: M2 – LMVs

As is the case for motorcycles, LMVs under the M2 category will be limited to 50kmph with an exception for flyovers and main highways where 60kmph will be allowed. This applies to all vehicles including Gramin Sewa, TSRs, Phat-Phat Sewa, and quadricycles remain at a uniform mark of 40 km/hr.

2021 Delhi speed limits: Penalization and leniency

According to the notification, the users will be allowed leniency of up to 5per cent above the prescribed limit, but will prosecute all who exceed that limit under section 183, of the MVA of 1988.

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