Delhi

HC refuses to lift speed limit on Delhi roads

Safety issue: The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Anil Kumar Aggarwal, who had challenged imposition of speed limits, and issuance of challan and collection of fine for its violation.

Safety issue: The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Anil Kumar Aggarwal, who had challenged imposition of speed limits, and issuance of challan and collection of fine for its violation.  

‘There will be more fatal accidents if speed limit is removed’

The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to lift speed limit for vehicles on the roads of the Capital, saying there will be more fatal accidents if they are removed.

A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar also asked the lawyer, who had moved the plea seeking to remove the speed limits, “How can you decide the speed?”

“Your petition is not maintainable. If we remove the speed limit, there will be crashes everywhere,” the Bench said.

Foreign countries

“Have you seen people driving on the Capital’s roads,” the Bench asked the petitioner.

“We do not not want the speed limit to be removed from Delhi,” it said.

The Bench further observed that in foreign countries there are no policemen on roads but people drive their vehicles at a speed of 30-40 km per hour.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Anil Kumar Aggarwal, who had challenged imposition of speed limits, and issuance of challan and collection of fine for its violation.

The Bench stated the present petition was actuated by the recent challan issued by a Delhi Traffic Police to the advocate for allegedly over speeding.

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