Guwahati: The Assam government has fixed the maximum speed limit on various categories of roads and various classes of motor vehicles with effect from June 2, 2022.
According to the government notification, the maximum speed limit on a 4-lane divided carriageway for passenger vehicles (Non-transport) having a maximum of eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat has been set at 100 km/hour.
The maximum speed limit for vehicles falling under this category on roads within municipal limits and other roads will be 60 km/h and 80 km/h, respectively.
As far as passenger vehicles (transport) comprising a maximum of eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat is concerned, the maximum speed limit has been fixed at 80 km/h on the 4-lane divided carriageway, 70 km/h on other roads and 60 km/h on roads within municipal limits.
The maximum speed limit on 4-lane divided carriageway, other roads, and roads within municipal limits has been set at 80 km per hour, 70 km per hour, and 60 km per hour, respectively, for motor vehicles (both transport and non-transport) used for the carriage of passengers with nine or more seats in addition to the driver’s seat (M2 and M3 category vehicles).
The speed limit for goods-carrying vehicles (N category vehicles) has been set at 70 km/h, 60 km/h, and 40 km/h, respectively, whereas three-wheeled (passenger goods) vehicles must maintain a speed limit of 50 km/h on 4-lane divided carriageways, 50 km/h on other roads, and 40 km/h on roads within municipal limits.
Meanwhile, the two wheeler riders have been mandated to maintain the speed limit of 80 km/h on 4-lane divided carriageway, 60 km/h on other roads and 50 km/h on roads within municipal limits.
The notification further stated that the speed limits shall be decreased at specific locations such as black spots, accident-prone zones, areas requiring modification in engineering aspects, areas under construction, market areas, school areas, etc for the greater interest of public safety.