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Indian states with the largest highway network

Last updated on: May 3, 2012 13:47 IST
Indian army soldiers travel in a vehicle on a mountainous road covered by snow after the Srinagar-Leh highway was opened.

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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Indian states with the largest highway network

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Lucknow.

1. Uttar Pradesh

Total highway length: 6,788 kilometres

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Rajasthan

2. Rajasthan

Total highway length: 6,373 kilometres

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Madhya Pradesh.

3. Madhya Pradesh

Total highway length: 5,027 kilometres

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An aerial view of Marina beach.

4. Tamil Nadu

Total highway length: 4,832 kilometres

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Osmansagar Lake.

5. Andhra Pradesh 

Total highway length: 4,537 kilometres

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Bangalore-Mysore highway.

6. Karnataka

Total highway length: 4,396 kilometres

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Rain clouds gather over western express highway in Mumbai.

7. Maharashtra 

Total highway length: 4,191 kilometres

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A flooded highway in Orissa.

8. Orissa 

Total highway length: 3,704 kilometres

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Patna railway station.

9. Bihar

Total highway length: 3,642 kilometres

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Surat.

10. Gujarat

Total highway length: 3,281 kilometres

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Indian states with the largest highway network

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Indian truck drivers cook a meal along a highway near Boksher village.

11. Assam

Total highway length: 2,836 kilometres.

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Indian states with the largest highway network

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

12. West Bengal

Total highway length: 2,578 kilometres.

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Chhatisgarh.

13. Chhatisgarh

Total highway length: 2,184 kilometres

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14. Uttarakhand

Total highway length: 2,042 kilometres.

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Arunachal Pradesh.

15. Arunachal Pradesh

Total highway length: 1,992 kilometres

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Netarhat, a tourist spot.

16. Jharkhand

Total highway length: 1,805 kilometres

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Chandigarh.

17. Punjab

Total highway length: 1,557 kilometres

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

18. Haryana

Total highway length: 1,518 kilometres

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A road in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

19. Kerala

Total highway length: 1,457 kilometres

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Indian states with the largest highway network

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A yak is seen close to tourists after a snowfall in Solang Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

20. Himachal Pradesh

Total highway length: 1,409 kilometres

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A man rides a bicycle on a deserted highway, north of Srinagar.

21. Jammu & Kashmir 

Total highway length: 1,245 kilometres

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

22. Manipur 

Total highway length: 959 kilometres 

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Bamboo logs are transported down the river Longai near Kanmun village, about 235 km (146 miles) west from Aizawl, Mizoram's capital city.

23. Mizoram

Total highway length: 927 kilometres

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24. Meghalaya

Total highway length: 810 kilometres

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Nagaland.

25. Nagaland

Total highway length: 494 kilometres

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