Noida-Greater Noida Expressway speed limit reduced to 75 km/hour.

The speed limit on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway has been revised, reduced from 100 km/h to 75 km/h for light vehicles and from 80 km/h to 50 km/h for heavy vehicles.

In an effort to prevent road accidents during winter, especially in foggy conditions, the Noida Traffic Police issued an order late on Monday night. According to a senior traffic official, the reduction in speed limit from 100 km/hr to 75 km/hr will be effective for two months from December 15 (Friday) to February 15, 2024.

Traffic police data shows that, with an average of three accidents occurring every day in the district, 209 e-fines were issued for speed violations every day in 2023. According to an official, speeding has been blamed for most of these accidents.

Currently, the traffic police is actively carrying out enforcement drives to punish violators for speeding and driving in the wrong direction. Two dedicated teams equipped with speed guns have been deployed for this purpose.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Anil Kumar Yadav said, The speed limit on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway will be reduced from 100 km/hr to 75 km/hr for light vehicles and from 80 km/hr to 50 km/hr. The revised speed limit will be implemented for a period of two months from December 15. The traffic police will issue e-challans for violations detected by the Integrated Traffic Management System (ITMS) control room, and the traffic police personnel will be required to do so. It will be necessary to deploy speed gun for issuing e-challan.

According to the DCP, a fine of Rs 2,000 will be imposed if found breaking traffic rules. Automatic Number Plate Readers (ANPR) and surveillance cameras have been installed at two locations on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.

The DCP stressed that most speed violations occur on expressways, especially in foggy conditions, which increases the chances of accidents. Its goal is to curb speeding to prevent accidents and deaths.

Noida Traffic Police data for 2023 indicates 1,057 accidents from January to November, resulting in 419 deaths and 763 injuries. In response to these figures, the Uttar Pradesh Transport Commissioner has directed the transport department to consider suspending the driving licenses of repeat offenders who violate traffic rules, including speeding, more than three times.

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