Some Interesting Facts about the Indian Road Network

 

The scenario of development in India is changing and the India road network sets the perfect example for this! It is the second largest road network throughout the world with approximately 4,320,000 kilometers and comprises of , 79,243 km -National Highways, Expressways, 1,31,899 km -State Highways and the count is surely going to rise in the future. In addition to this, the fabulous road network of India also includes cloverleaf interchanges, elevated expressways, flyovers and river road bridges that are either the largest or the longest in the India itself or in Asia.

 

Longest Elevated Freeway

 

With a length of 19km,

Chennai Port Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway is known to be the longest elevated expressway in the country. Following it, PVNR elevated expressway in Hyderabad and the Hosur road elevated expressway in Bangalore are the longest.

 

Longest National Highway

 

The vast network of Indian national highways span across 79,243 km area of the country. National Highway 7 with a distance of 4,572 km connecting Varanasi to Kanyakumari is the longest national highway in the country.

 

Largest Urban Flyover

 

The stunning Hebbal Flyover in Bangalore is the largest urban flyover in India. Constructed by Gammon, this architectural marvel of India is 5.23 km long with a structure of serpentine mazes connecting the Bellary road and Outer Ring Road. It is being planned to extend this flyover for a handling traffic smoothly.

 

Longest River Road Bridge

 

The prominent Mahatma Gandhi Setu river road bridge built over the sacred River Ganges in the Indian state of Bihar is the longest river road bridge in the country. This 5.5 km long  and 4 lane roadway connects Patna in the south of the sate to the Hajipur. Also, it is counted among the longest bridges throughout the world.

 

Longest Sea Bridge

 

The beautiful Bandra Worli Sea Link located in Mumnbai is known to be the longest sea bridge in India. The cable stayed bridge is the new landmark of the city followed by a cloverleaf interchange at the Western Express Highway.The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link is an under construction sea bridge in Mumbai and will be the longest sea bridge of India with total length of 22 km.

 

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