The Government has notified S.O. 1522 (E) dated 6th April, 2018 fixing maximum speed of motor vehicles in kilometres per hour on different categories of roads.
New Delhi, the 6th April, 2018

S.O. 1522(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 112 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988) and in suppression of the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part If, Section 3, Sub-Section (ii) vide number S.0.1997(E) dated the 5th August, 2014, excepts as respect things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, Central Government hereby fixes the maximum speed in respect of the class of motor vehicles as specified in the table below‑


Maximum speed per hour in kilometres on roads in India
S. No. Class of Motor Vehicles Expressway with Access Control 4 lane and above divided
carriageway (roads with
Median strips/Dividers)
Road within Municipal Limits Other Roads
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
1. Motor vehicles used for carriage of passengers comprising not more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat (Ml category vehicles) 120 100 70 70
2. Motor vehicles used for carriage of passengers comprising nine or more seats in addition to the driver’s seat ( M2 and M3 category Vehicles) 100 90 60 60
3. More vehicles used for carriage of goods (All N category Vehicles) 80 80 60 60
4. Motor Cycles 80* 80 60 60
5. Quadricycle 60 50 50
6. Three wheeled vehicles 50 50 50
* If permitted to ply on Expressway.

2. No cognizance of the violation of the speed limits shall be taken under section 183 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, if the speed detected is within 5 per cent of the maximum speed specified in this notification.

[F. No. RT-11028/07/2017-MVL]


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