Know about the Largest National Highway Development Projects of India

The vast Indian road network comprising of National Highways, expressways, flyovers and bridges is widely acclaimed throughout the country. In order to rehabilitate, upgrade and broaden this road system, the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways manages the National Highway Development Project of India.


The NSEW corridor and Golden Quadrilateral are the two prominent and largest national highway projects in the development system of Indian National Highways. The GQ highway network came into existence in the year 2001 during the NDA government leadership in the country. It is a major highway network linking most of the major agricultural, industrial and cultural centers of the country. Connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, it overall forms a quadrilateral in shape and so is the name given to this highway network.


In addition to being the largest national highway project in India, the Golden Quadrilateral project ranks the fifth longest throughout the world. Although most part of the GQ project is not access controlled, safety features like high-visibility signs, guardrails, shoulders, etc are provided. The famous Mumbai-Pune Expressway, which is a prominent part of the Gqhighway network is the first controlled access toll road in the country.


With a total length of 5,846 km, the Golden Quadrilateral National highways pass through 13 Indian states connecting several major cities in India including Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Udaipur, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Kanchipuram and Durgapur. On the other hand, the NSEW corridor links Srinagar to Kanyakumari and Porbandar to Silchar. Jhansi is the major junction of the North-South and East-West corridors along with four common stretches between the NSEW corridor and the Golden Quadrilateral highway projects.


The total length of the NSEW project is 7, 300 km along with two routes, North-South of 4,000 km and East-West of 3, 300 km. The corridor goes through 17 states of the country including Delhi and states capitals including Srinagar, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Dispur and Lucknow. Both, the Golden Quadrilateral and NSEW Corridor also play a vital role in connecting the port highway projects of India. An essential part of the National Highway Development Projects of India, these two networks would be developed more in the coming years. 

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