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Major Road networks of India

India has the second largst road network in the world, with over 3.314 million kms of roadways spread across the length and breadth of the country. The roads are primarily made of bitumen, with some National Highways having concrete roads. The concept of expressway roads is also catching up in India, and the Mumbai - Pune expressway and Delhi Gurgaon expressway are the finest examples.

The history of roads in India takes you back to the Indus Valley Civilization, where street pavings were made for the first time in India. Around the 1st centuy, the Silk route was made which tremendously aided in trade across India. The medieval India saw the emergence of the Grand Trunk Road. The GT Road, as it is famously called, starts in Sonargaon near Dhaka in Bangladesh and ends at Peshawar in Pakistan and links some of the major cities in india from Kolkata to Amritsar.

The Indian Road Network:

Type  Length (km)  
National Highways/Expressways 66,754
State Highways 1,28,000
Major district roads 4,70,000
Rural & other roads 26,50,000
Total (approx) 33,14,754

National Highways in India:

Lanes Length (km) Percentage
Single Lane / Intermediate lane 18,350 27%
Double lane 39,079 59%
Four Lane/Six lane/Eight Lane 9,325 14%
Total 66,754 100%

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