New Delhi: Delhiites who love speed but were forced to follow the traffic rules can cheer now as the Delhi Traffic Police has revised the speed limit in some routes. The Traffic Police has increased the maximum speed limit to 70 kmph in most of the routes. Earlier, the speed limit was 40 kmph to 60 kmph.

The revised limit is applicable on routes which were made signal free during the Commonwealth Games.

However, the new speed limit is applicable for vehicles like cars, jeeps and two-wheelers whereas speed limit of Rs 40 km/hr remains for rest of the vehicles.

Speed limit in commercial and residential areas has been set at 30km/hr and 20 km/hr respectively for other vehicles.

Owing to modern cars and five-gear vehicles, the demand for hike in the speed limit was pending for a long time.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Sharat Kumar Sinha has issued directions in this regard. According to Sinha, the orders will be issued with immediate effect and information sent to all departments so that boards on roads can be changed for benefit of people.

The speed limit is 70 kmph for flyovers such as NH-8, part of NH-10 and NH-1, from DND flyover to Mayur Vihar link road, Saleemgarh Bypass, Barapulla Nullah and Noida Toll Road. Parts of the Ring Road (from Ashram Chowk to Azadpur Flyover and Chandgi Ram Akhara to Asharam Chowk), Outer Ring Road (from Modi Mill Flyover upto Olaf Palme Marg-NH-8 and Mukarba crossing to Old Wazirabad Bridge), NH-24 and Pushta Road have a maximum speed limit of 60 kmph for private vehicles.

However, on Outer Ring Road from Janakpuri to Mukarba Chowk and Old Wazirabad Bridge to Timar Pur Light Signal, private vehicles have to run with a speed limit of 50 kmph.

Parts of the NH-1 and NH-10, NH-2, Barapulla Nullah from Fourth Avenue to Aurobindo Chowk as well as all areas between Ring Road and Outer Ring Road and the entire Trans Yamuna area have a maximum speed limit of 50 kmph.

JPN/Bureau