Speed limit of 120 kmph, 80 kmph enforced on Hyderabad ORR; guidelines issued

The Cyberabad Police has issued a notification enhancing the speed limit on Nehru ORR from 100 kmph to 120 kmph with effect from July 28, 2023


HYDERABAD: The Cyberabad Police has issued a notification enhancing the speed limit on Nehru Outer Ring Road (ORR) from 100 kilometres per hour (kmph) to 120 kmph with effect from July 28, 2023.

The notification issued by Cyberabad Commissioner of Police Stephen Ravindra was aimed at ensuring safety for all permitted forms of transportation on ORR. Apart from that, the new rules would also bring driving discipline, reduce confusion and provide a comfortable passageway on ORR.

As per the notification, the maximum speed in the first two-lanes of the ORR was increased from 100 kmph to 120 kmph and the minimum speed was 80 kmph. The maximum speed on the third and fourth lanes of the ORR would, however, be 80 kmph and the minimum speed would be 40 kmph. The minimum speed on the ORR would be 40 kmph. No vehicle would be permitted to travel on the ORR below this speed.

Faster moving vehicles should move in the right lanes (Lane1 and2) and slow moving vehicles should move in the left lanes (Lane 3 and 4) within the above speed ranges.

Heavy vehicles should travel on Lane 3 or Lane 4 only. All vehicles which change their speed should have to go to the lane having the speed range concerned and no zig-zag movement between the lanes would be permitted.

All vehicles that want to change lanes as per the above speeds should do so only after using indicator lights and all precautions should be taken while changing lanes. No vehicle should stop on any of the four lanes of ORR. While no passenger vehicles should stop on ORR and pick up passengers. Pedestrians would not be permitted to walk on any stretch of ORR.

All vehicles, which would have to stop for human or mechanical emergency, should compulsorily take the following precautions, that including vehicles should be parked on the extreme left i.e. service lane. Vehicle users should switch on hazard lights/parking lights/All lights to indicate to other vehicles. Apart from that, the vehicle users should put up reflective signages/cones for emergencies, about 5(five) meters sign on the rear of the vehicle and also in front of the vehicle.

Additionally, the following were banned on the ORR including movement of any two and three wheelers and 7-seater autos, wrong side driving, entry from exit roads and exit from entry roads. Traffic enforcement teams would be tracking vehicles violating the above norms and heavy fines would be imposed on violators. Any violations of these rules would be liable for prosecution under concerned sections of the M.V. Act, the Indian Penal Code and the Cyberabad City Police Act.

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