“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.
20/03/2023 7:14 PM

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Roads and Highways

Important Facts on Indian Roads

Important Facts on Indian Roads
The total length of National Highways is 1,40,152 km. (Aug 2021)
The total length of road network in India as on 31.03.2021 is 62,15,797 km. (National Highways – 1,36,440, State Highways – 1,76,818 and other roads 59,02,539 km)
The road network in India is the second in the world. First position is held by USA.
The maximum length of National Highways is in Maharashtra – 18,317 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

Highway No. Route Length
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-Kanyakumari 3745 km
27 Porbandar-Palanpur-Udaipur-Kota-Jhansi-Kanpur-Lucknow-Gorakhpur-Muzaffarpur-Purnia-Shiliguri-Bongaigaon-Guwahati-Dispur-Silchar 3507 km
48 Delhi-Jaipur-Kishangarh-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Mumbai-Pune-Kolhapur-Belgaum-Bengaluru-Vellore-Chennai 2807 km
16 Kolkata-Kharagpur-Baleshwar-Bhubaneshwar-Vishakhapatnam-Vijayawada-Nellore-Chennai 1659 km
19 Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi-Aurangabad-Asansol-Palsit-Kolkata 1435 km
53 Hajira-Surat-Jalgaon-Amravati-Nagpur-Durg-Raipur-Sambalpur-Dubri-Paradip Port 1781 km
North-South highways are even numbered and East-West highways are odd numbered.

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