National Highways are the lifeline of the nation as they ensures the connectivity of different parts of the country. National Highways are of prime importance to the nation and are managed and maintained by government organizations.
National Highways in India covers a large distance and the total length of all national highways in India crosses the mark of 96,000 kilometres. Among all national highways, NH 7 is the longest national highway with a length of 2,369 kilometres.
There are more than 200 national highways in India, which are being used by a large number of population. In this post, we have compiled the list of Top 10 Longest National Highways in India:
10. NH 3 (Agra-Mumbai)
NH 3 originates from Agra in Uttar Pradesh and terminates in Mumbai in Maharashtra. The national highways pass through Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Out of all states, Madhya Pradesh has the largest portion of the national highway of length 712 kilometres.
Length: 1,161 kilometres
9. NH 75 (Gwalior-Parsora)
NH 75 with a length of 1,175 kilometres has occupied ninth place in the list of top 10 longest national highways in India. Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha are states, through which the national highway passes. Jhansi, Panna, Rewa, Shaktinagar and Ranchi are some of the cities through which this national highway passes.
Length: 1,175 kilometres
8. NH 4 (Mumbai-Chennai)
NH 4 is an important national highway in India that connects two metro cities, Mumbai and Chennai. The national highway starts from Mumbai and ends in Chennai after covering 1,235 kilometres.
NH 4 is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral, a highway project that connects four major cities of India, which are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The highway has the largest portion in Karnataka, whose length is 658 kilometres.
Length: 1,235 kilometres
7. NH 17 (Panvel-Edapally)
NH 17 originates from Panvel, Maharashtra and terminates in Edapally, Kerala. NH 17 is important in terms of trade and commerce as it allows the movement of goods from remote areas to major sea ports of the country.
NH 17 passes through hills and forest and many tourist attractions are located near national highway. Alibag, Harihareshwar, Ratnagiri, Mahabaleshwar and Karwar are some of the popular tourist attractions located near national highway.
Length: 1,269 kilometres
6. NH 8 (Delhi-Mumbai)
Like NH 4, NH 8 also connects two metro cities of the country, which are Delhi and Mumbai. This highway is also a part of Golden Quadrilateral Project and passes through Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
NH 8 is also important in terms of industrialization as Indo-Japanese Corridor, which is of billions of dollars lies on this national highway. Jaipur, Udaipur, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat are some of the cities through which this national highway pass.
Length: 1,375 kilometres
5. NH 2 (Delhi-Kolkata)
NH 2 with a length of 1,465 kilometres is ranked 5th in the list of top 10 longest national highways in India. NH 2 forms a major part of Grand Trunk Road, which is one of the oldest roads in Asia and runs from Chittagong, Bangladesh to Lahore, Pakistan.
NH 2 is important in terms of connectivity and trade as it passes through industrial belts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. Among all states, Uttar Pradesh has the largest portion of the national highway of length 752 kilometres.
Length: 1,465 kilometres
4. NH 15 (Pathankot-Samakhiali)
NH 15 is the next national highway on this list, which originates from Pathankot, Punjab and terminates in Samakhiali, Gujarat. The national highway runs through Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat and covers a total distance of 1,526 kilometres.
Length: 1,526 kilometres
3. NH 5 (Jharpokharia-Chennai)
A part of Golden Quadrilateral Project, NH 5 is the third largest national highway with a length of 1,161 kilometres. The national highway passes through Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Length: 1,533 kilometres
2. NH 6 (Hazira-Kolkata)
NH 6 with a length of 1,949 kilometres stand at second in the list of top 10 longest national highways in India. NH 6 is an important national highway that starts from Hajira in Gujarat and ends in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Hazira is an important port in India and an important liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. The national highway serves an important source of connectivity for Hazira and LNG and other goods can be easily transported to different parts of the country.
Length: 1,949 kilometres
1. NH 7 (Varanasi-Kanyakumari)
Among all national highways, NH 7 is the longest national highway in India with a length of 2,369 kilometres. The national highway starts from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and ends in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
NH 7 runs through 7 states in the country and out of them Tamil Nadu has the largest part of the national highway of 627 kilometres. Varanasi, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Madurai are some of the cities through which NH 7 pass.
Length: 2,369 kilometres