Highways In India - Road To Development



Highways In India

Highways in India measures over 1,00,087 as of June 2016. NHAI is the nodal agency responsible for building, upgrading and maintaining most of the national highways network. National highways constitute 1.7% of Indian roads, they carry 40% of the traffic. About 26,000 km have been widened to four lanes with two lanes in each direction as of May 2016.

Indian government has set itself a target of construct and upgrade 30 km of highway per day. (11,000 km per year) from 2017. Indian has the distinction of having the world's second highest altitude motor highway. The longest national highway is NH44, which runs between Srinagar in Jammu Kashmir and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. Highways are important to boost development. 

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