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Indian Road Network Road Statistics   Road Traffic
Indian road network of 33.4 lakh Km is the second largest in the world & consists of :
Length (in Km)
Expressways 200
National Highways 66,590
State Highways 1,28,000
Major District Roads 4,70,000
Rural & Other Roads 26,50,000
Total 33.4 lakh(approx.)
Modal Shift
About 65% of freight & 85% of passenger traffic is carried by roads.
National highways constitute only about 2% of the road network but carry about 40% of the total road traffic.
Number of vehicles has been growing at an average pace of 10.16% per annum over the last five years.
Status of national highways as on 30th June, 2006 :
Single Lane/Intermediate Lane 32%
Double Lane 56%
Four or More Lanes 12%
Authorities Responsible for Different Categories of Roads :
Category of Roads Autority responsible
National Highways Central Government (through Department of Road Transport & Highways)
State Highways & Major Highways State Governments (PWDs)
Rural Roads & Urban Roads Rural Engineering Organizations, Local Authorities like Panchayats & Municipalities
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