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Indian states with the largest highway network

Last updated on: May 3, 2012 13:47 IST

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India has the second largest road network in the world, stretching across a distance of 33 lakh kilometres.

While National Highways cover a distance of 71,772 kilometres, state highways stretch across a distance of 1,31,899 kilometres.

Take a look at the states with the largest stretch of highways, according to the National Highway Authority of India.

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Image: Indian army soldiers travel in a vehicle on a mountainous road covered by snow after the Srinagar-Leh highway was opened.
Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters.

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1. Uttar Pradesh

Total highway length: 6,788 kilometres

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Image: Lucknow.
Photographs: Courtesy, UP tourism website.
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2. Rajasthan

Total highway length: 6,373 kilometres

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3. Madhya Pradesh

Total highway length: 5,027 kilometres

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Image: Madhya Pradesh.
Photographs: Courtesy, Madhya Pradesh Tourism website.

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4. Tamil Nadu

Total highway length: 4,832 kilometres

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Image: An aerial view of Marina beach.
Photographs: Babu/Reuters.
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5. Andhra Pradesh 

Total highway length: 4,537 kilometres

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Image: Osmansagar Lake.
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6. Karnataka

Total highway length: 4,396 kilometres

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Image: Bangalore-Mysore highway.
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7. Maharashtra 

Total highway length: 4,191 kilometres

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Image: Rain clouds gather over western express highway in Mumbai.
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8. Orissa 

Total highway length: 3,704 kilometres

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Image: A flooded highway in Orissa.
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9. Bihar

Total highway length: 3,642 kilometres

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Image: Patna railway station.
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10. Gujarat

Total highway length: 3,281 kilometres

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11. Assam

Total highway length: 2,836 kilometres.

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Image: Indian truck drivers cook a meal along a highway near Boksher village.
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.
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12. West Bengal

Total highway length: 2,578 kilometres.

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Image: A car passes on a highway beneath pre-monsoon clouds in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata.
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13. Chhatisgarh

Total highway length: 2,184 kilometres

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14. Uttarakhand

Total highway length: 2,042 kilometres.

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15. Arunachal Pradesh

Total highway length: 1,992 kilometres

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16. Jharkhand

Total highway length: 1,805 kilometres

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17. Punjab

Total highway length: 1,557 kilometres

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Image: Chandigarh.
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18. Haryana

Total highway length: 1,518 kilometres

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Image: A helper rolls a tyre near the parked trucks during a strike by truckers in Chandigarh.
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19. Kerala

Total highway length: 1,457 kilometres

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20. Himachal Pradesh

Total highway length: 1,409 kilometres

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Image: A yak is seen close to tourists after a snowfall in Solang Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
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21. Jammu & Kashmir 

Total highway length: 1,245 kilometres

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Image: A man rides a bicycle on a deserted highway, north of Srinagar.
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22. Manipur 

Total highway length: 959 kilometres 

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Image: Sahid Minar with Kanglasha at the top (Kanglasha-The State Emblem of Manipur).
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23. Mizoram

Total highway length: 927 kilometres

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Image: Bamboo logs are transported down the river Longai near Kanmun village, about 235 km (146 miles) west from Aizawl, Mizoram's capital city.
Photographs: Jayanta Dey/Reuters.
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24. Meghalaya

Total highway length: 810 kilometres

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25. Nagaland

Total highway length: 494 kilometres

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