Road Networks in India

Road Networks in India upsc notes
India has second-largest road network in world
After the US
More about Road Network in India
Increase in Road Network
From 91,287 km in 2013-14
To 1,45,240 km in 2022-23
Total length of expressways
4,219 km
Increase of about 59% in last nine years
Toll revenue rose
From Rs 4,770 crore in 2013-14
To Rs 41,342 crore in 2022-23
Aim to increase to Rs 1,30,000 crore by 2030
Waiting time at toll plazas reduced
From 734 seconds in 2014
To 47 seconds in 2023
Goal to further reduce to 30 seconds
At 1.94 km of roads per square kilometre of land
Quantitative density of India’s road network
Equal to that of Hong Kong
Substantially higher than the United States
Difference between Expressways, National and State Highways
Central government owns Expressways
NHAI owns National Highways
States own State Highways
High-speed traffic for Expressways
National connectivity for National Highways
Intra-state connectivity for State Highways
Designated with an ‘E’ prefix for Expressways
Designated with an ‘NH’ prefix for National Highways
Designated with an ‘SH’ prefix for State Highways
Limited access points for Expressways
Fewer access points than local roads for National Highways
Multiple access points for State Highways
Width of Roadway
Generally wider for Expressways
Wide carriageways for National Highways
Varies depending on state policy for State Highways
Controlled-access highways with grade-separated intersections for Expressways
To meet national transportation needs for National Highways
To meet state transportation needs for State Highways
Planning Authority
Generally Central Government for Expressways
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for National Highways
State Public Works Departments for State Highways

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