To check rash driving in city, the UT administration has given its nod to impose speed limits on different categories of road in city.
Giving details, UT inspector general of police (IGP) RP Upadhayaya said the maximum speed limit for two-wheelers and cars has been fixed at 45 and 60 km per hour, respectively.
He added that the maximum permissible speed for every category of motor vehicles within a range of 80 metres of any roundabout has been fixed at 30 km per hour. However, this speed limit will not be applicable to those vehicles whose maximum permissible speed has been fixed at 25 km per hour.
RP Upadhayaya said the speed limit will be enforced with immediate effect and the task of installing sign boards will also be started soon. The UT superintendent of police (traffic) has been directed to install sign boards of maximum speed limit for different categories of road, he said.
He added that on its part to keep city roads safe, the Chandigarh traffic police have been carrying out various drives and have issued challans to 76,260 motorists and impounded 5,686 vehicles this year so far.
Out of total 8,590 persons were challaned for overspeeding, while 2,049 persons were challaned for drunken driving. A large number of motorists challaned for drunken driving have also been convicted by courts.
As per official figures, in 2012 a total of 421 accidents took place in city due to rash driving, in which 134 people were killed and 353 injured. This year a total of 182 accidents have taken place so far, in which 45 people were killed and 145 injured.