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How Many National Highways In India?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Meena, Oct 30, 2023.

  1. Meena

    Meena New Member

    How many national highways are there in India, and what is the total length of the national highway network in the country? Additionally, could you provide information on some of the major national highways and the regions they connect?

  2. Prits

    Prits Member

    India has a vast network of national highways. There are over 22,000 kilometers of national highways covering various parts of the country. Here are a few key details:

    • The total length of the national highway network in India was approximately 142,126 kilometers.
    • National highways in India are a crucial part of the road transportation system, connecting major cities, towns, and regions.
    • Some of the prominent national highways include:
      • NH1: Connecting Delhi and Amritsar, passing through Punjab.
      • NH2: Linking Delhi and Kolkata, one of the busiest national highways in India.
      • NH7: Running from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, it is one of the longest national highways.
      • NH8: Connecting Delhi and Mumbai, passing through Rajasthan and Gujarat.
      • NH44: Stretching from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, it is one of the longest north-south highways.
      • NH48: Connecting Mumbai and Chennai, passing through western and southern India.
    Please note that the total length and specifics of national highways in India may change over time due to ongoing construction, upgrades, and expansion projects. It's advisable to check with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) or the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for the most up-to-date information on India's national highway network.