List of National Highways in India

List Of National Highways In India

List of National Highways in India

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The list of National Highways in India gives a region wide listing of the Indian Highways, a class of roads maintained by the National Highways Authority of India. These are the main long-distance roadways in India and one of the highly used means of transport in India. They play a significant role in the Indian economy.

The National Highways, the majority 2 lane (one in each direction), constitute a total of about , out of which is to be converted into "Swarna Chathuspatha" or Golden Quadrilateral, a prestigious project commenced by the NDA Government led by Mr.Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(Source, The Hindu, Dt. June 7, 2008 : K. H. Muniyappa, Union Minister of State for Surface Transport) of which are median-separated express highways. In some more developed areas it may broaden to 4 lanes. Closer to big cities, highways can even be of 8 lanes. Highways in India are around 2% of the total road network in India, but carries nearly 40% of the total road traffic. The National Highways (Amendment) Bill, 1995, provides for private investment in the building and maintenance of these arteries of India.

The longest National Highway is the NH 7 which is from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Kanyakumari at the southern most point of the Indian mainland, in Tamil Nadu covering a distance of , and passing through the metros like Hyderabad and Bangalore. The shortest National Highway is the NH 47A (), which connects Kundanoor Junction in Kochi city to the Kochi port at Willingdon...
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