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Ramakanta Biswas

The State Transport Authority (STA), Odisha has fixed speed limits for different categories of motor vehicles on all National and State highways in the State. 

As per the order issued by the State transport commissioner, the speed limit for motorcycles has been fixed at 60 kilometre per hour (kmph) on the four lane and above divided carriageway (roads with median strips/dividers). 

On stretches of National and State Highways passing through Municipal and NAC area, motorcycle can move at a maximum speed of 30 kmph. Similarly, the limit is set at 50 kmph for motorcycle in other NHs and SHs in the State.    

Motor vehicles used for carriage of persons comprising not more than eight seats in addition to the driver (non-transport) can run at a speed of 100 kmph on four lane and above divided carriageway (roads with median strips/dividers), 50 kmph on stretches of National and State Highways passing through Municipal and NAC area and 60 kmph on other NHs and SHs.   

The maximum speed limit of motor vehicles used for carriage of persons/passengers comprising nine or more seats in addition to the driver (transport and non-transport) has been fixed at 80, 50 and 60 kmph respectively for different categories of roads. 

Vehicles used for carriage of goods can run at a maximum speed of 60, 30 and 50 on such categories of roads. 

Three wheeled (passenger / goods) vehicles speed limit has been set at 40, 30 and 30 kmph for four lane and above divided carriageway, stretches passing through Municipal and NAC area and other NHs and SHs respectively.

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