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Speed limit fixed in Shimoga, Shikaripur

Staff Correspondent


Growing traffic sparked the move

30km per hour limit for two-wheelers


Shimoga: District administration has imposed restrictions on the speed of vehicles in Shimoga and Shikaripur.

The decision was taken in view of the recent surge in the number of vehicles in these places. The heavy traffic had created problems for pedestrians and the number of road accidents had increased.

Deputy Commissioner, in a press release, said that a speed limit of 30 km per hour had been set for two-wheelers and 40 km for heavy vehicles on roads which had heavy traffic in Shimoga. In Shikaripur, the 30 km limit had been put on vehicles moving from Kumudvathi B. Ed. College to Kumudvathi. In other traffic-heavy areas, the speed limit has been fixed at 20 km.

The district administration has planned to prepare an action plan to facilitate free movement of vehicles at 18 circles in Shimoga city.

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