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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                      1,15,530 km
  • State Highways                             1,60,235 km
  • Other Roads                                52,07,044 km
  • The plan wise increase in National Highway (NH) length has been as follows: –
Period Total Length (km)
As on 01.04.1947

21,378

First Plan (1951-1956)

22,193

Second Plan(1956-1961)

23,707

Third Plan(1961-1966)

23,886

Interregnum period(Rolling Plan)(1966-1969)

23,938

Fourth Plan(1969-1974)

28,757

Fifth Plan(1974-1979)

28,977

Interregnum period(Rolling Plan)(1979-80)

29,023

Sixth Plan(1980-1984)

31,980

Seventh Plan(1985-1990)

33,612

Interregnum period(Rolling Plan)(1990-1992)

33,689

Eight Plan(1992-1997)

34,298

Ninth Plan(1997-2002)

58,112

Tenth Plan(2002-2007)

66,590

Eleventh Plan(2007-2012)

76,818

Twelfth Plan(2012-2017)

1,14,158

As on Date

1,15,530

Scheme wise distribution of NH and State Road works:-

Sl. No. Item Length (km)

As on 31.10.2017

(i) Total length of NH Network 1,15,530
(ii) Length of NH under various phases of NHDP 48,372
(iii) Length of NH under Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for North-East Region including Arunachal Pradesh Package 7,429
(iv) Development of road (NH) in Left Wing Extremism affected areas 1,177
(vi) NHIIP (Externally aided projects) 1,120
(vii) VGF / EPC Scheme under NH(O) 1,750
(viii) Vijayawada Ranchi Corridor 592
Total from (ii) to (viii) 60,440
Balance length of NHs covered under NH(O) 55,090