By : Neha Dhyani
Updated : Jan 5, 2022, 6:13
India owns the second-largest interconnected road network, and the national highways are exclusively 1.8% of all Indian roads. Also, as per a report by the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways, there are 599 national highways in India.
These national highways link the significant agricultural, industrial and cultural centres in India, and the cumulative length of all these national highways is a whopping 132,500 Kms. Interesting, right? This article will make you aware of which is the longest national highway in India, with a list of all prominent national highways.
NH 44 is the longest national highway in India that runs from Srinagar in the North to Kanyakumari in the South. Also, you must note that this NH 44 was earlier known as NH7 and holds a distance of 3745 km.
Below is a list of the longest highways in India 2022.
Distance (in km)
NH 44 (old NH 7)
Runs from Srinagar to Kanyakumari
Begins from Porbandar in Gujarat and ends in Silchar in Assam
NH 48 (old NH 8)
Begins from Delhi and finishes in Chennai
Begins from Sangrur, Punjab and stretches till Ankola, Karnataka
NH 30 (Old NH 221)
Runs from Sitarganj in Uttarakhand to Ibrahimpatnam, situated in Andhra Pradesh.
Jorabat in Meghalaya and ends at Selling in Mizoram
Begins from Hajira in Gujarat and end at Pradip port in Odisha.
NH 16 (Old NH 5)
Starts from the East coast of West Bengal and finishes at Chennai in Tamil Nadu.
NH 66(Old NH 17)
from Panvel and terminates at Kanyakumari
NH 19 (Old NH 20)
Runs from Delhi to Kolkata
Starts from Gangotri Dham in Uttarakhand and stretches to Lakhnadon in Madhya Pradesh
Hereunder are some of the important facts about the top national highways in India.
To sum up, we can say that roads and highways are an indispensable part of Indian geography, and the Indian road network is the second-largest across the world. Also, note that while the Central Government maintains international roads and national highways, the State Government maintains the State Highways, District Highways and Village Roads.
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NH 44 is the longest highway that runs from Srinagar in the North to Kanyakumari in the South.
There are a total of 599 national highways in India.
The cumulative distance of all the national highways in India is 132500 Kms.