Aug 1, 2008

India - Soon you can touch 100kmph on highways

NEW DELHI: The Centre has proposed to raise the speed limit of passenger cars on highways to 100km per hour, despite the hue and cry over increasing deaths on these expressways. The transport ministry is seeking views of state governments and has called a meeting on August 6. "The ministry has proposed the limit to be raised to 100km/hour on national and state highways as well as expressways," a ministry official said. The present limit varies from state to state in the range of 80- to 90km per hour. The ministry mooted the proposal as highways being constructed now allow much higher speeds and new cars can run much faster, the official said

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