The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways have finally decided to increase the speed limits on Indian roads. On four lane National and State highways the speed limit has been increased from 60 to 80. The Mumbai-Pune expressway will have a new speed limit of 100kmph. Two lane highways will be limited to 60kph, major district roads, urban arterial roads and urban distributor roads will have a limit of 50kph and access roads, 30kph.
The associated department should have made these changes before, but better late then never. Cars are getting faster and safer and adhering to the current speed limits will get us nowhere in a hurry. Not that the traffic, roads, cyclists, slow moving trucks and animals will let you get anywhere in a jiffy, raised speed limits or not.