National Highways

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India has about 54.82 lakh kilometers of road network, which is the second largest in the world.

The length of various categories of roads is as under:

  • National Highways 1,20,543 km
  • State Highways 1,55,222 km
  • Other Roads 52,07,044 km
  • The plan wise increase in National Highway (NH) length has been as follows: –

The National Highways Act, 1956

Section 2- Declaration of National Highways

Section 3- Land Acquisition

Section 5- Entrustment for Development and Maintenance

Section 7- Fees for services or benefits rendered on NHs