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* Sri Lanka to introduce new speed limits on roads
Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 10:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament today approved laws for imposing speed limits on island wide roads.

All the parliamentarians of the government and opposition have approved the order presented on speed limits for driving.

The speed limits will be imposed on A-Class roads, AB-Class roads and in urban city limits island wide depending on the condition of the roads, speed rules on individual roads and speed limits as per the populated areas etc. Minister of Transport, Kumara Welgama said.

The speed limit regulations for motor vehicles were held back following a Supreme Court ruling more than four years ago.

Road Development Authority (RDA) has planned to fix the sign boards on speed limits.

According to the new laws, the speed limit in the built-up areas including the Colombo city and main towns would be 50 kilometers per hour (KMPH). In the non-built up areas, the speed limit for cars and vans will be 70 KMPH and for motor coaches and lorries 60 KMPH.



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