Madras High Court quashed notification of fixing 120 km per hour as speed limit


The Madras High Court (HC) has set aside the 2018 notification of the Central government that had fixed a speed of 120 km/hour as the limit on highways and expressways.

Justices N Kirubakaran (since retired) and TV Tamilselvi noted that overspeeding is the main killer and responsible for most of the accidents. Despite knowing this fact, the government has increased the limit for various reasons including commercial reasons. It is resulting in more deaths. Citing this, the notification was quashed.

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