Nitin Gadkari calls for new road speed policy

Amid increased public discussion over the menace of speeding following the Cyrus Mistry crash, the government will set up a group with representatives from the Centre and states to come up with the policy on the maximum speed limit on different types of roads and new norms for vehicle horns, reports Dipak Dash.

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Amid increased public discussion over the menace of speeding following the Cyrus Mistry crash, the government will set up a group with representatives from the Centre and states to come up with the policy on the maximum speed limit on different types of roads and new norms for vehicle horns, reports Dipak Dash.

Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari recently told state transport ministers that both the central and state governments have jurisdiction over the speed limit on different roads.

“I request you all to come to Delhi in the next 15 days and we will sit together before coming up with a policy on speed and horns. We should decide what the speed should be on an expressway, access controlled highway, two-lane or four-lane roads and on state highways. The menace of honking and using different horns that emit shrill noise is a big people and more so in residential areas. This causes huge disturbance and noise pollution,” he added.