UPSC IAS Prelims Examination: Major national highways in India

Important national highway for UPSC/Important national highways in India UPSC

UPSC Civil services IAS 2019 Prelims exam is scheduled on 2nd June 2019. Prelims exam is objective in nature. The UPSC has released the notifications for Civil Services exam for 2019.

Transportation is an essential part of Indian geography. There three types of transportation. They are the road, water, and air transportation. The road network in India is considered as one of the largest road networks in the world. The aggregate length of streets is more than 33 lakh km. The roads in the countries are categorized into Border Roads, National Highways, State Highways, District Highways, Village Roads, etc.

The international roads, Border road and the National highways are maintained by the Central Government, where the State highways maintained by the respective state government. The District highways are looking after by District Board.

The present length of the National Highways in India is approx. 45,000 km. They constitute just 2% of the aggregate road length and conveys almost 40% of the land transportation.

Here we are giving the important national highways in India for UPSC and the routes which will help in your Prelims exam preparation.

Highway

Route

NH 1

Delhi-Ambala-Jalandhar-Amritsar-Indo-Pak Border

NH 1A

Jalandhar-Madhopur-Jammu-Banihal-Srinagar-Baramula-Uri

NH 1B

Batote-Doda-Kishtwar-Sinthan pass – Khanabal

NH 1C

Domel to Katra

NH 1D

Srinagar-Kargil-Leh

NH 2

Delhi-Mathura-Agra-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi-Mohania-Barhi Palsit-Baidyabati-Bara-Calcutta

NH 2A

Sikandra to Bhognipur

NH 2B

Burdwan – Bolpur road (via Talit, Guskara and Bhedia)

NH 3

Agra-Gwalior-Shivpuri-Indore-Dhule-Nasik-Thane-Mumbai

NH 4

Junction with National Highways No. 3 near Thane-Pune Belgaum-Hubli-Bangalore-Ranipet-Chennai

NH 4A

Belgaum-Anmod-Ponda-Panaji

NH 4B

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust near Km 109-Palaspe

NH 5

Junction with National Highways No. 6 near Baharagora-Cuttack Bhubaneshwar-Visakhapatnam -Vijayawada-Chennai

NH 5A

Junction with National Highway No. 5 near Haridaspur-Paradip Port

NH 6

Hajira-Dhule-Nagpur-Raipur-Sambalpur-Baharagora-Calcutta

NH 7

Varanasi-Mangawan-Rewa-Jabalpur-Lakhnadon-Nagpur-Hyderabad-Kurnool-Bangalore-Krishnagiri-Salem-Dindigul-Madurai-Cape-Kanyakumari

NH 7A

Palayamkottai-Tuticorin Port

NH 8

Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Vadodara-Mumbai

NH 8A

Ahmedabad-Limbdi-Morvi-Kandla-Mandvi-Vikhari-Kothra-Naliya Narayan Sarovar

NH 8B

Bamanbore-Rajkot-Porbandar

NH 8C

Chiloda to Sarkhej

NH 8D

Chiloda-Gandhinagar-Sarkhej

NH 8E

Somnath to Bhavnagar

NH 9

Pune-Sholapur-Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Machilipatnam

NH 10

Delhi-Fazilka-Indo Pak Border

NH 11

Agra-Jaipur-Bikaner

NH 11A

Manoharpur-Dausa-Lalsot-Kothum

NH 12

Jabalpur-Bhopal-Khilchipur-Aklera-Jhalawar-Kota-Bundi-Deoli Tonk-Jaipur

NH 18

Junction with NH 7 near Kurnool and Nandyal to Cuddapah and Junction with NH 4 near Chittoor

NH 19

Ghazipur-Balia-Patna

NH 20

Pathankot -Mandi

NH 21

Junction with National Highway No. 22 near Chandigarh-Ropar-Bilaspur-Mandi-Kullu-Manali

NH 22

Ambala to Indo China Border near Shipkila

NH 23

Chas-Ranchi-Rourkela-Talcher- Junction with National Highway No. 42

NH 24

Delhi- Bareilly-Lucknow

NH 27

Allahabad to Mangawan

NH 29

Gorakhpur to Varanasi

NH 30

Junction with NH 2 near Mohania and Patna to Bakhtiyarpur

NH 35

Barasat to Petrapole on India and Bangladesh border

NH 39

Numaligarh to Palel and Indo Burma Border

NH 47

Salem to Kanyakumari

NH 47A

Junction with NH 47 at Kundanoor to Willington Island in Kochi

NH 47C

Junction with NH 47 at Kalamassery to Vallarpadam ICTT in Kochi

NH 55

Siliguri to Darjeeling

NH 56

Lucknow to Varanasi

NH 58

Delhi to Mana Pass

NH 79

Ajmer-Nasirabad-MP border

NH 151

Karimganj – Bangladesh Border

NH 152

Patacharkuchi-Bhutan border

NH 153

Ledo – Lekhapani – Indo / Myanmar – Border

NH 233

The highway starting from India/Nepal border (connecting to Lumbini) via Naugarh, Siddharthnagar, Bansi, Basti, Tanda, Azamgarh and terminating at Varans