Do you know that India has the world’s second-largest road network? Yes, you are reading it right; the road network of India is one of the largest in the world. The national highways of India cover a total of 1.8 percent of all Indian roads. India has over 200 highways, and all account for 101,011 kilometers. If we talk about the state highways, the road network covers about 1,31,899 kilometers. In addition, if we talk about the highway for which India is well-known is the Golden Quadrilateral (GQ). GQ connects the significant states of East, West, North, and South of India, that is, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai.
As mentioned, there are more than 200 highways in India. However, today we have come up with a list of the 10 longest National Highways in India. Read on to learn about them.
1. NH 44 (3745 km)
NH 44 is officially listed that NH 44 runs from Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) and ends in Kanyakumari (Tamilnadu). It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. In addition, this North-South corridor incorporates seven major old national highways within it. Therefore, it is the longest-running National Highway in India.
2. NH 27 (3507 km)
Laid and maintained by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), NH 27 is the second-longest highway. NH 27 majorly connects Silchar and Porbandar. It stretches for approximately 3,507 kilometers. in addition, NH 27 connects major states of India. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh are to name a few.
3. NH 48 (2807 km)
The third longest highway in India is NH 48. It stretches for approximately 2,807 km. If we talk about where it starts and ends, the answer would be from Delhi to Chennai. In addition to connecting north and south regions, the route of this highway down south is very mesmerizing and full of scenic beauty that is perfect for traveling. This national highway connects Delhi and Jaipur as well.
4. NH 52 (2317 km)
NH 52 is the fourth longest highway in India. This national highway stretches for 2317 km in length. What is interesting to note is that NH 52 is made after combining several existing Indian national highways. It starts from Sangrur in Punjab and terminates at Ankola in Karnataka.
5. NH 30 (1984 km)
NH 30 is the fifth longest highway in India. This national highway links Sitarganj in Uttarakhand with Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. It is well-known for making several interchanges in states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. Furthermore, the road stretch of NH 30 is approximately 1,984 km.
6. NH 6 (1949 km)
NH 6 is the sixth-longest national highway in India. The road spans approximately 1,949 km. This national highway starts from Jorabat (Meghalaya) and ends near Zokhawthar (Mizoram). Therefore, it makes it the longest national highway in northeast India.
7. NH 53 (1795 km)
The seventh longest highway in India is NH 53. If we talk about the distance covered by NH 53 is 1,795 km. The main juncture points of NH 53 include Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, and Odisha. Therefore, if we talk about what major states it connects, then it is Hajira in Gujarat to Odisha.
8. NH 16 (1711 km)
NH 16 is one of the major national highways of India. This highway is well-known for being a part of the Golden Quadrilateral road project. In terms of road cover, this highway covers a distance of around 1,711 km. In addition, this national highway runs along the east coast of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. Therefore, NH 16 is also known as the eighth-longest highway in India.
9. NH 66 (1640 km)
NH 66 is one of the busiest national highways in India. It runs roughly north-south along the western coast of India and stretches approximately 1640 km. Furthermore, it passes through Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, among other states. It also connects Cape Comorin and Panvel. Road trips via this highway are some of the most memorable trips of all time.
10. NH 19 (1323 km)
NH 19 is one of the best and busiest highways in India. It covers a distance of about 1323 km. In addition to that, NH 19 traverses 120 km in Uttar Pradesh and the rest 120 km in Bihar. Furthermore, if we talk about the major states that it connects, then it is Delhi and Kolkata. It passes through Agra, Delhi, Varanasi, Asansol, Barhi, and Kolkata.
These are the top 10 longest National Highways in India. They are well-known for their cleanliness. So every one of us should make sure to let it stay the way it is. Clean and full of scenic beauty!