New Delhi :The AAP government told the Delhi High Court that steps have been initiated to increase the pre-set limit from 40 kmph to 80 kmph on speed governors to be installed on public transport vehicles that have permits to ply in the national capital region. Currently, as per a 2017 notification, public transport vehicles, including school buses, are required to have 40 kmph as the limit. Now, the government is proposing to increase it. Advocate Anupam Shrivastava, appearing for the Delhi government, made the submission before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao, and said the Delhi lieutenant governor’s approval to the proposal on increasing the pre-set limit is awaited.
The court, subsequently, asked the Delhi government to file an affidavit indicating the status of the proposal before the next date of hearing on July 30. The direction by the court came while hearing a PIL challenging a Delhi government notification of July 17 last year making it mandatory to install speed governors in public transport vehicles running in the national capital region (NCR).