National Highways in India


One of the most common modes used for transportation in India among all the three available options is via road. The development of roads comes under the Ministry of Roads Transport and highways which is currently headed by Shri Nitin Gadkari. Roads in India are constructed and managed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), and the Public Works Departments (PWD) of state governments.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is an agency under the jurisdiction of the Government of India. NHAI was set up in 1988 under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Act, 1988, Section 16 of Parliament. It is responsible for the maintenance, development, and management of Highways of the network. The total length of National Highways increased from around 91,287 km in 2014 to about 142,126 km in 2019. The current chairman of NHAI is an IAS officer Mr. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu. He is serving as a Chairman in NHAI since October 2019.

In today’s article, I have listed down all the national highways currently operating in India along with their length and route. This topic will help you to fetch 1 to 2 marks in the examinations. Please note down all the highways I have listed below and make a schedule to revise it on a weekly basis.

List of National Highways in India

Name of the Highway Length of the Highway/ Distance Route
NH-1 663 Jalandhar-Uri
NH-1A 456 New Delhi-Ambala-Jalandhar-Amritsar
NH-2 1465 Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi-Kolkata
NH-3 1161 Agra-Gwalior-Nasik-Mumbai
NH-4 1235 Thane & Chennai via Pune
NH-5 1533 Kolkata-Chennai
NH-6 1949 Kolkata-Dhule
NH-7 2369 Varanasi- Kanyakumari
NH-8 1428 Delhi-Mumbai-(via Jaipur, Baroda and Ahmedabad)
NH-9 841 Mumbai-Vijayawada
NH-10 403 Delhi-Fazilka
NH-11 582 Agra-Bikaner
NH-12 890 Jabalpur-Jaipur
NH-13 691 Sholapur-Mangalore
NH-14 306 Morgram-Kharagpur
NH-15 1526 Pathankot-Samakhiali
NH-16 1448 Kharagpur- Chennai
NH-17 1269 Panvel-Edapally
NH-18 359 Gobindpur-Balasore
NH-19 240 Ghazipur-Patna
NH-20 658 Bakthiyarpur-Panikholi
NH-21 262 Jabalpur-Agra
NH-22 459 Ambala-Shipkitr
NH-25 353 Barmer-Beawar
NH-26 551 Raipur- Vizianagaram
NH-27 3507 Porbandar- Silchar
NH-28 570 Lucknow-Barauni
NH-30 2040 Sitarganj- Ibrahimpatnam
NH-31 1125 Barhi-Guwahati
NH-32 314 Chennai-Nagapattinam
NH-33 443 Farakka-Arwal
NH-34 1426 Gangotri Dham- Lakhnadon
NH-37 356 Sutarakandi- Bhali
NH-40 424 Kurnool-Ranipet
NH-43 806 Katni-Chandil
NH-44 3745 Srinagar-Kanyakumari
NH-47 1080 Bamanbore-Nagpur
NH-48 2807 Delhi-Chennai
NH-49 440 Kochi-Dhanushkodi
NH-50 260 Bidar-Hospet
NH-52 2317 Sangrur-Ankola
NH-53 1781 Hajira-Paradip Port
NH-58 538 Badrinath-Ghaziabad
NH-61 652 Bhiwandi-Nirmal
NH-62 748 Abohar-Pindwara
NH-65 841 Pune-Machilipatnam
NH-66 1622 Kanyakumari-Panvel
NH-67 432 Hubli-Gooty
NH-75 533 Bantwal-Vellore
NH-81 340 Coimbatore-Bengaluru
NH-85 413 Cochin-Tondi point
NH-105 67 Pinjore-Swarghat
NH-150 700 Aizawl-Kohima
NH-200 740 Raipur-Chandikhal
NH-205 442 Ananthpur-Chennai
NH-209 456 Dindigul-Bengaluru
NH-211 400 Solaphur-Dhule
NH-217 508 Raipur-Gopalpur
NH-220 265 Kollam-Teui

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