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States with longest National Highways; Uttar Pradesh is No.1

July 31, 2013 09:58 IST

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India’s National Highways form just 2 per cent of the country’s road network but carry a huge burden of about 40 per cent of the total road traffic.

Highways are the lifelines of a state, which connect district headquarters and important towns within the state and also National Highways of the neighbouring states.

India, with the world’s second largest road network, has National Highways which cover a distance of 79,243 kms.

While State Highways stretch to a distance of 131,899 kms, major district roads cover a distance of 4,67,763 kms.

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Image: Katraj realignment near Pune on NH-4
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Uttar Pradesh

Rank: 1

Total highway length: 7,818 kms

Uttar Pradesh has the longest network of National Highways in India. There are 35 National Highways in Uttar Pradesh.

(Data: National Highway Authority of India)

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Image: A girl cycles on a foggy and cold winter morning in Allahabad.
Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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Rajasthan

Rank: 2

Total highway length: 7,130 kms

Rajasthan has implemented a number of projects through public-private sector participation. The state has a total road length of 1,86,806 kms.

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Madhya Pradesh

Rank: 3

Total highway length: 5,064 kms

Madhya Pradesh has a good road network with 20 national highways.

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Image: Schoolgirls walk back to their homes during a heavy shower of rain in Bhopal.
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Tamil Nadu

Rank: 4

Total highway length: 4,943 kms

With an extensive road network, Tamil Nadu has higher average road network coverage compared to the national average.

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Image: A view of the Salem-Coimbatore Highway from Chittode.
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Andhra Pradesh

Rank: 5

Total highway length: 4,537 kms

Andhra Pradesh has a well developed road network across a distance of 60,000 kilometres.

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Karnataka

Rank
: 6

Total highway length: 4,396 kms

There are 14 national highways and 114 state highways covering a total distance of 28,311 km.

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Maharashtra

Rank
: 7

Total highway length: 4,257 kms

Maharashtra has an extensive road network with 18 national highways and many state highways covering a distance of 33,705 km.

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Image: Mumbai-Pune Expressway
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Bihar

Rank: 8

Total highway length: 4,106 kms

Bihar has 29 national highways and many state highways with total length of 3,766 km.

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Gujarat

Rank: 9

Total highway length: 4,032 kms

There are 13 national highways with total length of 4,032 kms and more than 300 state highways spread across a distance of 19,761 kms.

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Orissa 

Rank: 10

Total highway length: 3,704 kms

Orissa has 15 national highways stretching across a distance of 3,704 kms.

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Image: A flooded highway in Orissa.
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Assam

Rank: 11

Total highway length: 2,940 kms

The road network in Assam is extensive in terms of road density, that is, road length per thousand sq km.

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West Bengal

Rank: 12

Total highway length: 2,681 kms

West Bengal has 19 state highways with a total length of 4,400 kilometres. Apart from the state highways, the state has 15 national highways.

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Chhatisgarh

Rank: 13

Total highway length: 2,289 kms

Chhattisgarh is well-connected by road network. There are 3 National Highways passing through the state. The total length of the roads in the State is 34,930 km. 

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Jharkhand

Rank: 14

Total highway length: 2,170 kms

Jharkhand has 12 National Highways and state highways across a distance of 4,662 km.

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Uttarakhand

Rank: 15

Total highway length: 2,042 kms

Uttarakhand has a road network of over 34,000 km.

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Image: Buildings destroyed during floods are seen next to the Alaknanda river in Govindghat in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.
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Arunachal Pradesh

Rank: 16

Total highway length: 2,027 kms

Arunachal Pradesh has seen good progress in road development as every village in the state has been linked by roads.

The state has a road network of 19,000 kilometres.

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Haryana

Rank: 17

Total highway length: 1,633 kms

Haryana has a total road length of 23,684 kilometres. There are 29 national highways covering a distance of 1,461 km and many state highways.

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Punjab

Rank: 18

Total highway length: 1,557 kms

Punjab’s road network covers a distance of 50,506 km.

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Himachal Pradesh

Rank: 19

Total highway length: 1,506 kms

The state has road network of 28,208 km with 8 National Highways and 19 State Highways.

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Kerala

Rank: 20

Total highway length: 1,457 kms

Kerala has eight National Highways and 77 State Highways. Kerala has narrower National Highways compared to other states in India. 




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