Roads and Highways

Important Facts on Indian Roads

Important Facts on Indian Roads
The total length of National Highways is 96,260 km.
The total length of expressways is 200 km.
The total length of road network in India is 33 lakh km.
The road network in India is the second in the world.
The maximum length of National Highways is in Uttar Pradesh - 8,483 km
About 65% of freight and 80% passenger traffic is carried by the roads.
North South corridor connects Srinagar to Kanyakumari (including a spur from Salem to Kochi) and has a length of 4000 km.
East-West corridor connects Silchar to Porbandar and has a length of 3300 km.
Jhansi is the junction of North–South and East–West Corridors.
Grand Trunk Road
The Grand Trunk road connects Sonargaon in Bangladesh with Kabul in Afghanistan.
It was initiated by Mauryan Emperor Chandragupta Maurya and later renovated and extended by Sher Shah Suri.
Golden Quadrilateral
The Golden Quadrilateral connects the four metro cities, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai.
The total length of the road is 5,846 km.
The maximum distance between two metros is between Kolkata and Chennai - 1684 km.
The maximum length of the Golden Quadrilateral passes through Andhra Pradesh - 1014 km.

Some Important Highways - New Numbering

Highway No.RouteLength
44 (longest highway)Srinagar-Jammu-Pathankot-Jalandar-Ludhiana-Ambala-Karnal-Panipat-Delhi-Faridabad-Mathura-Agra-Gwalior-Jhansi-Lakhnadon, Nagpur-Adilabad-Hyderabad-Kurnool-Bengaluru-Salem-Madurai-Kanyakumari3745 km
27Porbandar-Palanpur-Udaipur-Kota-Jhansi-Kanpur-Lucknow-Gorakhpur-Muzaffarpur-Purnia-Shiliguri-Bongaigaon-Guwahati-Dispur-Silchar3507 km
48Delhi-Jaipur-Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Mumbai-Pune-Kolhapur-Belgaum-Bengaluru-Vellore-Chennai2807 km
16Kolkata-Kharagpur-Baleshwar-Bhubaneshwar-Vishakhapatnam-Vijayawada-Nellore-Chennai1659 km
19Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi-Aurangabad-Asansol-Palsit-Kolkata1435 km
53Hajira-Surat-Jalgaon-Amravati-Nagpur-Durg-Raipur-Sambalpur-Dubri-Paradip Port1781 km
North-South highways are even numbered and East-West highways are odd numbered.

Some Important Highways Old Numbering

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Highway No.RouteLength
1Delhi-Ambala-Jalandhar-Amritsar-Indo-Pak Border456 km
2Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Allahabad-Varanasi-Barhi-Palsit-Bara-Calcutta1465 km
6Hajira-Dhule-Nagpur-Raipur-Sambalpur-Baharagora-Calcutta1949 km
7 (longest highway)Varanasi-Mangawan-Rewa-Jabalpur-Lakhnadon-Nagpur-Hyderabad-Kurnool-Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Salem-Dindigul-Madurai-Kanyakumari2369 km
8Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Mumbai1375 km
10Delhi-Fazilka-Indo Pak Border403 km