Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari has reportedly announced that they are planning to increase the speed limit to about 130-140 kmph on Indian Expressways.
“We will come out with separate norms since such stretches will be access-controlled with minimum entry and exit points. The speed limit on other roads will be different and safety will be the parameter for setting the norms”
In urban areas and specific areas, local administration and police authorities would be notified about the speed limit and they “would be free to specify and enforce the speed limits”.
For safety measures, Gadkari asked his department to see whether the provision to add bituminous coat on concrete roads would be allowed on these expressways, so as to check tyre-bursts.