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List of National Highways in India with Updated Names

National Highways in India

The national highways in India are upgraded, maintained, and built by the national highway authority of India. The national highway authority of India works under the ministry of road transport and highway which is responsible for the national highway networks. India has the second-largest road network in the world with 2% road length and  National Highway forms 40% of the road traffic. India has over 200 highways and which are up to 1 lakh km. National highways cover most of the road length in India and others are covered by State highways and other roads. In India, the road transport network is differentiated into five categories expressways, National highways, state highways, and rural roads or others. In this article, we have discussed the important national highways in India and the length of national highways passing through each state.

States And Capitals Of India 2022

List of Important National Highways in India

States/UTs Old National Highway Number New National Highway Number
Jammu & Kashmir NH 1 A and NH 1 D NH 1
Jammu & Kashmir NH 1 B NH 244
Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal NH 2 NH 19 (Golden Quadrilateral)
Uttar Pradesh NH 2A NH 519
West Bengal NH 2B NH 114
Maharashtra NH 3

NH 50

NH 60
Andaman & Nicobar Islands NH 223 NH 4
Goa, Karnataka NH 4 A NH 748
Maharashtra NH 4 B NH 348
Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal NH 5

NH 6

NH 60

NH 217

NH 16 (Golden Quadrilateral)
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh NH 7 NH 135
Tamil Nadu NH 7 A NH 138
Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu NH 8 NH 48 (Golden Quadrilateral)
Gujarat

 

NH 8 A NH 41
NH 8 C NH 147
NH 8 D NH 151
Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana NH 9 NH 65
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh NH 11 NH 21
Rajasthan NH 11 A NH 148
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh NH 12 NH 45
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu NH 18

NH 4

NH 40
Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab NH 21

NH 22

NH 95

NH 5
Jharkhand NH 23 NH 320
Uttar Pradesh NH 24 NH 530
Bihar NH 30 NH 319
West Bengal NH 35 NH 112
Assam, Nagaland NH 39 NH 129
Kerala, Tamil Nadu NH 47 NH 544
Kerala NH 47 A NH 966 B
Kerala NH 47 C NH 966 A
West Bengal NH 55 NH 110
Uttar Pradesh NH 56 NH 731
Rajasthan NH 79 NH 156
Assam NH 152 NH 127 A
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh NH 38 & NH 153 NH 315

States and Length of National Highways

  1. Andhra Pradesh – 6529.5
  2. Arunachal Pradesh- 2537.4
  3. Assam- 3908.5
  4. Bihar- 5030.6
  5. Chhattisgarh- 3605.8
  6. Goa- 292.9
  7. Gujarat- 6635
  8. Haryana- 3097.6
  9. Himachal Pradesh- 2606.9
  10. Jharkhand- 3366.8
  11. Karnataka- 7334.8
  12. Kerala- 1781.6
  13. Madhya Pradesh- 8772.3
  14. Maharashtra- 17756.6
  15. Manipur- 1750.3
  16. Meghalaya- 1155.6
  17. Mizoram- 1422.5
  18. Nagaland- 1547.7
  19. Odisha- 5761.5
  20. Punjab- 3769.5
  21. Rajasthan- 9988.8
  22. Sikkim- 463
  23. Tami Nadu – 6741.5
  24. Telangana- 3795.5
  25. Tripura- 8
  26. Uttar Pradesh- 11736.8
  27. Uttarakhand- 2949.3
  28. West Bengal- 3664.5

How national highways in India are numbered?

The ministry of road transport and Highway officially published a numbering system for the national highway networks on 28 April 2010. The numbering system has the following rules for naming the national highway network

  • North-South highways will carry even numbers.
  • East-West highways will carry odd numbers.
  • Single-digit or double-digit numbers will be given to all major highways.
  • North-South highways will increase from east to west in number.
  • Three-digit numbers high waves are secondary roots of the main highway
  • Suffixes like A, B, C, or D are added to 3-digit sub-highways to indicate small spin-off stretches of sub-highways.

Interesting facts about national highways in India

  1. The longest national highway in India is NH 44 which was previously NH7. The highway starts from Jammu and Kashmir and ends at Kanyakumari. It passes states like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and ends in Tamil Nadu.
  2. The shortest national highway in India is NH 966 B which was previously known as NH 47A. It is the shortest national highway in India which covers the distance of 8 km between Kundanoor and Willingdon Island in Kochi Kerala.
  3. The golden quadrilateral is a national highway network that connects 4 major metropolitan cities of India, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai from all the major four directions.
  4. India has the second largest road network in the world which comprises 40% of national highways.
  5. World’s second-highest motorable highway is the Leh-Manali highway which connects Shimla to Leh in Ladakh. It is the world’s second highest altitude motorable highway.

FAQ is related to national highways in India

1. Which is the longest-running measure national highway in India?
Ans. The longest-running major national highway in India is NH 44 which was previously NH7, which starts from Srinagar and terminates in Kanyakumari. It passes through the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.

2. What are the different types of roads in India?
Ans. The different types of road networks in India are expressways, National highways, state highways, and others and rural roads.

3. Who is responsible for building and maintaining highways in India?
Ans. The national highway Authority of India is responsible for building and maintaining the highways in India. The national highway authority of India works under the ministry of road transport and Highway.

 

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