Roads & Highways

Exhibits – 

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  •  India having 3.34 million kilometers of road network is the second largest in the world.
  • The total length of National Highways in the country at present is  71,772 km
  • This comprises only 1.7% of the total road network, but carries over 40 % of the total traffic.
  • The UPA Government has approved a Special Accelerated Road Development Programme for the Northeast to improve about 10,141 km of roads including Arunachal package.
  • The phase 1 of SARDP-NE including Arunachal Package covers 6,418 km an estimated cost of Rs 33,688 crore . So far about 1,000 km have been completed.
  • Budget 2013-14 proposes a Regulatory Authority to remove bottlenecks in road sector
  • 3,000 kms on National Highways to be added in first six months of 2013-14 in the states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
  • Phases I and II of the National Highway Development Programme comprise the Golden Quadrilateral connecting the 4 metropolitan cities having an aggregate road length of 5,846 km
  • North-South and East-West Corridors which entails four-laning of 7,300 km of national highways from Srinagar to Kanyakumari and from Silchar to Porbandar, development/ improvement of 380 km length of roads / national highways for providing connectivity to 10 major ports, and upgrade of 811 km of other important national highways
  • 100 % of Golden Quadrilateral completed by UPA (97% during UPA-1 itself)
  • 100 % of Phase II of NHDP completed in 2009
  • NHDP Phase-III involves four-laning of 12,109 km of national highways, having high density corridor connecting state capitals, important tourist places, economically important areas, etc.
  • 52 % of Phase III of NHDP completed as on Feb 2013
Source- Annual Report of NHDP
Source- Annual Report of NHDP
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  • The Government has also accorded approvals for six laning of 6,500 km of national highways under NHDP Phase-V. 25% of Phase-V completed  as on December 2012
  • The Government has approved Construction of 1,000 km of expressways under NHDP Phase-VI and construction of ring roads, flyovers and bypasses in selected stretches under NHDP PhaseVII
  • Out of the total length of 66000 kms of various works under NHDP Phases- 24087kms of work has been completed as on December 2012
  • 2579 kms of of roads in Left Wing Extremist hit areas out of 5487kms have been completed as on December 2012.
  • Under the new Electronic Toll Collection System, a road user can travel seamlessly without stopping at Toll Plazas with electronic payment of user fees. It will be expanded to other parts of the country within the next 2 years.
  • 996 RTO’s in All States /UT’s have been computerized , as per e-Governance programme of Ministry of Road and Highways
  • Institute of Driving, Training and Research (IDTR) have been sanctioned in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar and Tripura
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