Highways in India measures over 100,087 km as of June 2016

NHAI is the nodal agency responsible for building, upgrading and maintaining most of the national highways network.

National highways constitute 1.7% of Indian roads, they carry 40% of the traffic.

About 26,000 km (16,000 mi) have been widened to four lanes with two lanes in each direction as of May 2016

Indian government has set itself a target of construct and upgrade 30 km of highway per day (11,000 km per year) from 2017

India has the distinction of having the world’s second highest-altitude motor highway

The longest national highway is NH7,which runs between Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu,

Highways are important to boost development

Are we investing enough for our road to development?

Highways In India: Road To Development

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