List of Important National Highways of India

14-AUG-2017 17:00

    The road network of India has grown from 4 lakh kms in 1951 to more than 33 lakh km. It is the second largest in the world. In India, roads are classified on the basis of management into three categories: National Highways; State highways; and Border Roads. Here, we are giving the list important National Highways which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

    National Highway of India

    List of Important National Highways of India

    National Highways


    NH -1

    Delhi to Amritsar (via Ambala and Jalandhar)

    NH-1 A

    Jalandhar to Uri (via Madhavpur, Jammu, Srinagar and Baramula)


    Delhi to Kolkata (via Mathura and Varanasi)


    Agra to Mumbai  (via Gwalior, Indore and Nasik)


    Thane (Mumbai) to Chennai (via Pune, Belgaun, Hubli, Bangaloru and Ranipet )

    NH- 5

    Behragoda (Near Kolkata) to Chennai (via Cuttack, Visakhapatanam and Vijaywada)


    Hazira to Kolkata (via Nagpur, Raipur and Sambalpur, Dhule)


    Varanasi to Kanyakumari (via Nagpur, Bangalloru and Madhurai)


    Delhi to Mumbai (Jaipur, Ahmadabad and Vadodara)


    Pune to Machilipatnam (via Sholapur and Hyderabad, Vijaywada)


    Delhi to Fazika proceeding to Indo-Pak border


    Beawar to Radhanpur (Sirohi)


    Pathankot to Kandla (Near Thar Desert)


    Delhi to Lucknow


    Numaligarh to Indo-Myanmar Border

    How Indian Highways are numbered?

    1. All North-South highways will carry EVEN number

    2. All East-West highways will have ODD numbers

    3. All major Highways will be single digit or double digit in number

    4. North-South highways will increase their numbers from East to West. For example, a particular North-South highway in Central India or Western India will have a higher number than the one in East India.

    5. Three digit numbered highways are secondary routes or branches of a main highway. For example, 144, 244, 344 etc will be the branches of the main National highway 44.

    6. Suffixes A, B, C, D etc are added to the three digit sub highways to indicate very small spin-offs or stretches of sub-highways. For example, 966A, 527B etc

    Economic Geography of India

    A Central Organisation namely, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has been set up under an Act of Parliament for National Highways project management. The above list of important National Highways of India will gives an aspirant a quick recap while preparing of different examination.

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