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Which is the Longest National Highway in India

Longest National Highway in India

There are various factors which are responsible for overall development  of the country ,and a good and well connected network of the Roads is one of the prime factor and in our country the responsibility of maintainance and management of national highways is entrusted to NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) ,NHAI was constructed in 1988 and as a matter of fact India has the second Largest Network of Highways In the world . In this article we will discuss the top 10 Longest National Highways in India .

Longest National Highway In India : National Highway 44

Streching from Srinagar in north to kanyakumari in south with a total length of  3745 Kilometers , National Highway 44 is the longest national Highway in India .it  witnesses the diversity of 11 countries and connects them together ,there are 30 important Cities which are connected by the Longest National Highway in India ,earlier it was named Named NH 7 but it’s name has been changed recently to NH44.

NH44 came into being after merging of seven National Highways in India ,namely NH1,NH2,NH3,NH75,NH26,and NH 7 which previously was considered the Longest Highway in India .

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Route length in states and UT

  • Jammu and Kashmir : 304 km (189 mi)
  • Himachal Pradesh: 11 km (6.8 mi)
  • Punjab: 254 km (158 mi)
  • Haryana: 184 km (114 mi)
  • Uttar Pradesh: 189 km (117 mi)
  • Rajasthan: 28 km (17 mi)
  • Madhya Pradesh: 504 km (313 mi)
  • Maharashtra: 232 km (144 mi)
  • Telangana: 504 km (313 mi)
  • Andhra Pradesh: 250 km (160 mi)
  • Karnataka: 150 km (93 mi)
  • Tamil Nadu: 627 km (390 mi)

Top 10 List of National Highways in India

S. No National Highway Distance (in km) Route
1 NH 44 (old NH 7) 3,745 Srinagar to Kanyakumari
2 NH 27 3,507 Porbandar in Gujarat to Silchar in Assam
3 NH 48 (old NH 8) 2,807 Delhi to Chennai
4 NH 52 2,317 Sangrur, Punjab to Ankola, Karnataka
5 NH 30 (Old NH 221) 2,040 Sitarganj in Uttarakhand to Ibrahimpatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
6 NH 6 1,873 Jorabat in Meghalaya and terminates at Selling in Mizoram
7 NH 53 1,781 Hajira in Gujarat and Pradip port in Odisha.
8 NH 16 (Old NH 5) 1,711 East coast of West Bengal to Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
9 NH 66 (Old NH 17) 1,622 Panvel and terminates at Kanyakumari
10 NH 19 (Old NH 20) 1,435 Delhi to Kolkata

 

Facts About National Highways of India

1. The national highways have a total length of 151,000 kms.

2. There are 87 highways in India at present,

3. Horizontal roads are odd numbered and vertical highways in India are numbers in even.

4. Around 40 percent of the highways are 4 lanes /6 lane roads, and the remining roads are double lane roads.

5. Indian highways cover 4% of the total road network of India and carry 40% of the total traffic.

6. The entire highway network of India is managed by the National Highway Authority of India which is responsible for development and maintenance of highways.

7. Every year, NHAI is adding around 14000 lane km of roads, and approx 6 to 7000 km of roads.

8. The shortest highway is NH47A which stretches from Ernakulam to Kochi and covers total length of 4 Kms.

State Wise List of National Highways in India with Length

 

State Length of National Highways (Kms)
Andhra Pradesh 6529.5
Arunachal Pradesh 2537.4
Assam 3908.5
Bihar 5030.6
Chattisgarh 3605.8
Goa 292.9
Gujarat 6635
Haryana 3097.6
Himachal Pradesh 2606.9
Jharkhand 3366.8
Karnataka 7334.8
Kerala 1781.6
Madhya Pradesh 8772.3
Maharashtra 17756.6
Manipur 1750.3
Meghalaya 1155.6
Mizoram 1422.5
Nagaland 1547.7
Odisha 5761.5
Punjab 3769.5
Rajasthan 9988.8
Sikkim 463
Tami Nadu 6741.5
Telangana 3795.5
Tripura 853.8
Uttar Pradesh 11736.8
Uttarakhand 2949.3
West Bengal 3664.5

Longest National Highway in India: FAQs

Q1. How many National Highways are there in India?

Ans. As per the list of the Ministry of Road, Transport, and Highways, there are 599 National Highways in India.

Q2. What is the longest National Highway in India?

Ans. The longest National Highway in India is NH-44

Q3. What is the first National Highway in India?

Ans. The first National Highway in India was the old NH-1

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