National Highways of India is a integrated network of highways, managed by the Government of India through various agencies and departments. It’s a very important network of roads, crucial for the development of India. The National Highways are used by millions of vehicles daily including motorcars, trucks, motorbikes, auto-rickshaws and other vehicles. Only a few national highways are free and remaining highways are pay to use throughout the country.

In this article, we have compiled a list of unknown, lesser known, mind blowing and interesting facts about National Highways of India.

National Highways of India
National Highways of India

5 Interesting Facts About National Highways of India

1. Total Length of National Highways of India

It is one of the most interesting facts about National Highways of India. The total length of national highways in India is over 100,087 km as of June, 2016. This length also includes 1,000 km of limited-access expressways (motorways).

2. Who Is Responsible For Maintaining and Construction of Highways in India

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is the responsible authority for the maintenance and construction of national highways in India. This authority works under the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways.

3. Consume Less Roads and Control Over 40% of Road Traffic

Did you know? The national highways in India consume about 1.7% of all Indian roads and control about 40% of all road traffic in India. According to the latest figure of NHAI, the traffic is increasing at an annual rate of 10.16%.

4. Smallest Highway in India

It is one of the lesser known facts about national highways in India. The length of the smallest highway in India is about 6 km, which runs between Ernakulam and Kochi Port. The name of this national highway is NH47A.

5. Longest National Highway in India

It is also one of the lesser known facts about India. The longest national highway runs between Varanasi and Kanyakumari. The length of this national highway is about 2369 kms. The name of this national highway is NH7 and considered the longest national highway in India.

Article Title: 5 Interesting Facts About National Highways of India
Article first published on August 18, 2016.

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