The Cyberabad police have recently raised the speed limit on the main access road to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad from 60 km/h to 80 km/h. This move is part of an initiative to enhance traffic flow and reduce congestion in the area. The decision follows a previous increase in speed limits on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) to 120 km/h a few months ago.
The affected stretch, approximately 6 kilometers long, boasts a well-maintained road surface, a width of 60 feet, a central median for safety, and ample lighting. To implement this change, new speed limit boards have been installed along the road. Moreover, there are plans to introduce an automatic speed enforcement system that will be seamlessly integrated with the traffic management system and the police database. This system is expected to enable efficient monitoring and enforcement of the revised speed limit.
According to the Station House Officer (SHO) of RGIA, Shamshabad, this adjustment is anticipated to alleviate traffic congestion around the airport. In support of this decision, an official from the National Airports Company (NAC) emphasized in a letter that the road’s design can accommodate the increased speed limit of 80 km/h without compromising safety. Overall, these measures reflect a comprehensive strategy to enhance both traffic management and safety in the vicinity of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.