Speed limit on Delhi-Meerut expressway may rise to 120 Kmph

New Delhi: Delhi commuters travelling to Indirapuram, Greater Noida and Hindon and vice versa could soon zoom down the Delhi-Meerut Expressway at 120/100 kmph as the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is going to write a letter to the Delhi Police for raising the speed limits.

Currently, the speed limit at the expressway is 70 kmph for Light Motor Vehicle and 40 kmph for goods carrier, according to the speed limit signboards.

The move is likely to provide the much-needed relief to the commuters who often complain of being issued e-challans, for driving above 60 kmph, by the Delhi Traffic Police using the over speed violation detection camera systems.

In view of the complaints being received, the traffic inspector of Kalyanpuri Circle, Delhi Police, wrote a letter to NHAI for installation of speed limit signboards with the maximum speed of 60 kmph and sent a reminder after a few days, according to an RTI reply.

The Project: The 82-kilometre long expressway connects Delhi with Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh. A sum of Rs. 8,346 crore is likely to be spent on the project. The ambitious project will help in decongesting the National Capital Region (NCR) and bring significant reduction in pollution level. It is being implemented in four packages.