Like the Pakistani economy, the Pakistani motorways also suffered a decline.
According to the details, instead of increasing the speed of vehicles on the motorways, it was reduced.
Motorways were earlier allowed to drive at a speed of 120 kmph, which has now been reduced to 100 kmph.
Now the driver who drives faster than 100 km per hour will be charged and fined.
A spokesman for the Motorway Police says that the speed limit has been reduced due to the increase in accidents due to poor construction. The speed limit on motorways has been reduced from 120 to 100 kmph for light vehicles and from 100 to 80 kmph for heavy traffic.
The speed limit has been reduced on Lahore Sialkot Motorway, Hakla Dera Ismail Khan Motorway and Pindi Bhattian Multan Motorway. The speed limit has also been reduced from Thokur Niazbeg to Ravi Toll on the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway.
Sources say that following the increasing number of accidents on the new motorways, the speed limit has been reduced on these motorways. Accidents are happening more on these motorways due to poor construction.
Sources further say that the recently constructed Doline Lahore-Sialkot Motorway is not even a complete fence. Hakla also raised the issue of accidents due to technical problems on Dera Ismail Khan Motorway in the Senate. Despite raising the issue of Hakla Dera Ismail Khan Motorway, no one paid attention.
Federal Secretary Communications admitted that there are no complaints on the motorways built by foreign companies, but there are many problems and complaints on the motorways built by Pakistani companies.
Sources say that most accidents happen on the Hyderabad-Karachi Motorway. Despite the high number of accidents, the speed limit on M9 has not been reduced.