In another incidence of Haryana Urban Development Authority’s (Huda) carelessness, a faulty signboard was put up in Sector 29 allowing a higher speed limit for trucks than for cars.
The board, which has been put up by Huda very close to a hotel in Sector 29, declares that the speed limit for cars must not exceed 20 kilometres per hour, while that of trucks must not exceed 30 kilometres per hour.
When asked if trucks could move at a higher speed than cars, police officials said it was never the case.
“The speed limit is usually decided by the authority that develops and maintains the road. However, the speed limit of trucks is never set higher than that of light motor vehicles,” said Ravinder Tomar, ACP (traffic), Gurgaon.
The Gurgaon police website mentions that within municipal limits the speed limit of cars and jeeps must be 50 kmph while that of trucks and buses must be 30 kmph.
“When motor cars were invented, the speed limit used to be 10 miles per hour which is about 16 kilometres per hour. It seems Huda thinks that there has not been much technological progress since then in terms of condition of roads and engine capacity of the latest cars,” said Rajiv Bhatia, a resident of Sector 29.
Huda administrator Praveen Kumar claimed that all traffic regulations were made in coordination with the police. “Huda will not put up a speed-limit board unless the traffic police department has given guidelines regarding it,” said Kumar.