Do you know the third largest road network in the globe is none other than Indian road network? This particular road network has connected every prime city and small towns. The Indian road networks are a great amalgamation of National highways, Expressways over bridges etc.
You will be stunned to know that such advanced Express highways are the top-class Indian network that has been designed with the most advanced technologies, such as Temperature, CCTV, and Speed measurement devices, accompanied by help numbers and SOS booths to ensure the complete safety and security of people, traveling on those roads.
Many upcoming Express highways will be coming into the picture that will add more feathers in the cap of the glorious Indian road network. Till this date, the Yamuna Expressway (previously known as Taj Expressway) has been the longest 6-lane expressway highway in this country, equipped by brilliantly-designed controlled-access.
The good news is that Maharashtra is also constructing its one of the longest highway whose length would be 700km. However, these projects are under construction now. Many projects have only been proposed and planned but we are hopeful that the works of these projects will be initiated soon. Now, let’s discuss some of the most popular roads of India.
* Purvanchal Expressway
The latest one is the Purvanchal Expressway for Easter part of the Uttar pradesh. Prime minister narendra modi put foundation stone for Rs 23,000 crore project in June, 2018. The land acquisition for this 343km long expressway has been completed and work has been allotted. The bidding process of this project has reduced the total cost of this project by 10%.
#1 Ganga Expressway
Perhaps you have already heard about this one of the most popular expressways. It will be a brilliantly-constructed 8-lane access-controlled express highway, having a length of 1,047 km. Ganga Expressway runs throughout the sacred river Ganges. This specific expressway will link Greater Noida to Ballia (Uttar Pradesh).
Apart from it, Ganga Expressway will also connect Varanasi, Rae Bareli, Farrukhabad, Kanpur, Allahabad, and Bulandshahr. It is the longest expressway in this country and it is expected that this expressway would be featured with all the best possible facilities.
#2 Pathankot Ajmer Expressway
The Pathankot Ajmer Expressway is another very famous Expressway in this country. It would be running through the states of Punjab and Rajasthan. It will make a connection of Pathankot and Ajmer through Jalandhar. The length of this Expressway is 600 km accompanied with 8 lanes. The Pathankot Ajmer Expressway would be the second longest expressway in this country followed by the Ganga Expressway. The Project is still under planning.
#3 Jaipur-Delhi Expressway
The Delhi-Jaipur Expressway is a suggested expressway. It will consist of six lanes that will connect Delhi to Jaipur, featuring with the length of 235 km. This particular express highway will be running through the Indian states of Delhi, Haryana, and Rajasthan. It would have some section of National Highway NH8. After completion of this model of excellence project, one will reach Delhi to Jaipur in just 2 hrs of drive. The project work will be completed by 2019.
#4 Outer Ring Road Expressway (ORR)
This specific Expressway of Hyderabad is featured with 8 lanes that would be the controlled-access expressway. It connects NH 4, NH 7, and NH 9 along with other state highways. The length of this Expressway is 158 km that will be surrounding Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). Work Completed for this project.
#5 Mumbai-Nashik Expressway
The Mumbai Nashik Expressway is another very famous express highway that will make connectivity to the dream capital of Mumbai to Nashik. Its length is 150 km and it also utilizes some parts of NH3. Mumbai Nashik Expressway is considered among the major gateways for connecting Mumbai (Maharashtra) with all other Indian cities. work for this project is completed 99%.
#6 Hindon Expressway
The official name of the Hindon Expressway is Upper Ganga Canal Expressway that provides connectivity from Noida to Haridwar via Muzaffarnagar. It is a controlled-access Expressway, featuring eight lanes with the length of 150 km. The land acquisition for this project to start soon.
#7 Kundli Manesar Palwal Expressway
It is also known as KMP Expressway and has got tremendous popularity for bypassing the traffic from south Delhi to NH 2. It’s a signal free and 135.6 km long highway that runs throughout the state of Haryana. It provides connectivity to Kundli (Sonepat) to Palwal via Manesar (Gurgaon).
#8 Eastern Peripheral Expressway
It is a controlled-access expressway, running via the states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The 135 km long expressway has its major portion in Uttar Pradesh and it bypasses Delhi. It provides a great signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad and Faridabad, accompanied by Palwal and Greater NOIDA. On the 27th May, 2018, prime minister narendra modi inaugurated first phase of this expressway.
#9 Raipur-Bilaspur Expressway
It’s an under-construction expressway and it provides connectivity to two prime cities of Chhattisgarh state. Raipur-Bilaspur Expressway is 126 km long and controlled-access highway that is going to alleviate the journey between Raipur and Bilaspur. It is the first expressway of Chhattisgarh.
#10 Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway
The 380km long expressway between vadodara and mumbai is about to start soon. Land acquisition is done for this project. The project is delayed for almost 2 years and now the latest update says the construction work will begin from December 2018 as the work has been allotted to different agencies.
Indian road network hosts a vast range of trap that provides coverage from rural villages to the sky-high building of the most advanced cities. These famous roads play a pivotal role in the development of the country’s infrastructure and the improvement of the nation’s economy as well. Indian national highways are providing connectivity to each and every major Indian city from east to west and from north to south. A number of road projects have been started their journey, known as Golden Quadrilateral highways along with various other small projects.
India hosts the second largest road network throughout the globe, accompanied by the glorious length of 5.4 million km. This particular road network hosts the transporting capability of over 60% of all deliverables in India and 85% of the entire passenger traffic of this country. We feel proud that road transportation has significantly increased with the passage of time with the enhancement of connectivity among metros, cities, big tows, small towns, and villages in this nation.
The Indian roads handle around 90% of the passenger traffic of the country and almost 65% of its load. You will be glad to know that the transportation of loads and the sales of automobiles are advancing at a rapid pace. Another worth noting point is that the government has started working on different policies through a collection of many initiatives for attracting considerable interests of investors.
The Indian government is taking initiatives to construct 66,117 km of roads under several programs like NHDP, SARDP-NE, and LWE. The government will also take initiatives to boost the connectivity between various ports and distant villages by the construction of 2,000 km road. We are hopeful that more and more roads will be proposed in the near future and our country will have connectivity to one corner to another.