Transportation in Madhya Pradesh

By Trupti Thool|Updated : January 20th, 2021

This article is about the Transportation in Madhya Pradesh. This article will help students to achieve more marks in various state exams like MPPSC, MP Vyapam, MP Jail Prahari, MP Police, etc. There will be 4-5 questions could be asked related to Transportation in Madhya Pradesh. There are some related facts that are important for upcoming MP State Exams.


Transportation in Madhya Pradesh

Major National Highways


National Highway

Major Cities of Madhya Pradesh



Morena,Gwalior, Guna, Indore

NH- 44


Morena, Jabalpur, Chhindwara, Datiya

NH- 12 

Jabalpur- Jaipur

Jabalpur, Bhopal, Narsinghgarh, Rajgarh

NH- 25

Shivpuri- Lucknow

Shivpuri, Karera

NH- 27


Satna, Shivpuri

NH- 59 

Ahmedabad- Indore

Indore, Dhar, Jhabua

NH- 75

Gwalior- Satna- Rewa

Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Panna, Rewa

NH- 76

Chhindwara- Prayagraj


NH- 78

Katni- Gamla

Shahdol, Ambikapur, Jaspur

NH- 86

Dewas- Kanpur

Dewas, Bhopal, Chhatarpur, Sagar

NH- 92

Bhogaon- Raisen

Sagar, Raisen

NH- 927A

Swaroopganj- Ratlam


NH- 26A


Jaruakheda, Khurai, Bina

Other Facts

  • There are a total 44 National Highways in Madhya Pradesh, whose total length is 8, 858 kms.
  • Longest National highways- Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. 
  • Longest  National highways - NH-46 (634km)
  • Smallest National highways - NH-135 BB (7.5km)
  • Madhya Pradesh Road Transport Corporation was established in 1950 and closed in 2002.

Major State Highways

  • There are 48 State highways in Madhya Pradesh whose total length is 11, 389 kms.
  • Longest highways (ascending order)- SH-19, SH- 26, SH- 10
  • Smallest highways (descending order)- SH- 39A, SH- 19A, SH- B
  • Longest State Highway- Jaitpur (Uttar Pradesh) to Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh)
  • Smallest State Highway- Thandla to Kushalgarh
  • The total length of Main District Roads in Madhya Pradesh is 22, 091 kms.

Expressways in Madhya Pradesh

  • Narmada Expressway
    • 6 lane highway
    • Total highway- 1265 kms
    • States covered- Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat
    • Cities- Anupur, Dindori, Mandla, Jabalpur, Narsinghpur, Hoshangabad, Harda, Khandwa, Badwani and Alirajpur.
  • Chambal Expressway
    • 6 lane highway
    • Total highway- 303 kms
    • States covered- Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
    • Cities- Bhind, Morena and Sheopur

Rail Transport

Historical Background

  • First Rail line was started in 1867 from Allahabad (now Prayagraj) to Jabalpur.
  • Total length of railway lines in Madhya Pradesh- 6, 100 kms.
  •  In 1895, Kuno Kumari Express from Gwalior to Shivpuri was flagged off by Madhav Rao Scindhia.
  • Narrow Gauge Railway was begun from Satpura in 1904, later it was closed in 2015.
    • Asia’s largest Narrow Gauge Railway Station was located in Nainpur (Mandla).
  • Western Railway
    • Zonal Headquarters- Jabalpur
    • It covers Katni, Rewa and Satna district.


Other facts

  • India’s first Private Railway Station- Habibganj (Bhopal)
  • India’s longest Railway Bridge- Katni
  • In India, Jabalpur is the first Wi-fi enabled station.
  • Hazrat- Nizamuddin Express (Bhopal Express) is the country's first ISO-certified train. The other train is Rewanchal Express.
  • State’s Longest Railway Station- Itarsi (Hoshangabad)
  • Railway Coach Factory- Bhopal
  • Railway Electric Engine Workshop- Bhopal
  • Railway Diesel Engine Workshop- Indore and Vidisha
  • Rail Coach Factory- Jhabua
  • Rail Spring Workshop- Gwalior
  • Railway Recruitment Board- Bhopal
  • Railway Sleeper Factory- Bankhedi

Air Transport

  • The first air service was established in Indore on 26 July, 1948.
  • The state has 22 international airports and 33 other airports.
  •  Major Airports- 
    • Raja Bhoj International Airport- Bhopal
    • Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International airport- Indore
    • Gwalior Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Airport- Gwalior
    • Chhatrasal Airport- Khajuraho
    • Rani durgawati Airport- Jabalpur

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