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Saturday, 6 June 2015

Roads and Highways

 Roads and Highways

Some Important Highways

Highway No.
Delhi-Ambala-Jalandhar-Amritsar-Indo-Pak Border
456 km
1465 km
1949 km
7 (longest highway)
2369 km
1375 km
Delhi-Fazilka-Indo Pak Border
403 km
The highways have been re-numbered and at present NH44 is the longest highway in India. Details are still awaited..

Important Facts on Indian Roads

Important Facts on Indian Roads
📈The total length of National Highways is 79,243 km.
📈The total length of expressways is 200 km.
📈The total length of road network in India is 3.34 million km.
📈The road network in India is the third largest in the world.
📈The maximum length of National Highways is in Uttar Pradesh - 7,863 km
📈About 65% of freight and 80% passenger traffic is carried by the roads.

Grand Trunk Road

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.
📈National Highway No. 2 from Kolkata to Kanpur, National Highway No. 91 from Kanpur to Delhi and National Highway No. 1 from Delhi to Pakistan border form the part of Grand Trunk Road in India.

Golden Quadrilateral

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 out of which 5,828 km has already been completed by 31 Jan 2012.
📈The maximum distance between two metros is between Kolkata and Chennai - 1649 km.
📈The maximum length of the Golden Quadrilateral passes through Andhra Pradesh - 1014 km.

North South Corridor

Srinagar to Kochi (Total length - 4000 km)
Srinagar to Jalandhar
National Highway 1A
Jalandhar to Delhi
National Highway 1
Delhi to Agra
National Highway 2
Agra to Gwalior
National Highway 3
Gwalior to Jhansi
National Highway 75
Jhansi to Lakhnadon
National Highway 26
Lakhnadon to Kanyakumari (via Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Salem and Madurai)
National Highway 7
Spur Highway of North-South Corridor
Salem to Kochi
National Highway 47

East West Corridor

Porbandar to Silchar (Total length - 3300 km)
Porbandar to Rajkot
National Highway 8B
Rajkot to Samakhiali
National Highway 8A
Samiakhiali to Radhanpur
National Highway 15
Radhanpur to Pindwara
National Highway 14
Pindwara to Shivpuri
National Highway 76
Shivpuri to Lucknow
National Highway 25
Lucknow to Muzaffarpur
National Highway 28
Muzaffarpur to Purnia
National Highway 57
Purnia to Galgalia
National Highway 31
Galgalia to Bijni
National Highway 31C
Bijni to Guwahati
National Highway 31
Guwahati to Nagaon
National Highway 37
Nagaon to Dabaka
National Highway 36
Dabaka to Silchar
National Highway 54
Jhansi is the junction of North–South and East–West Corridors.