Whenever you travel to any state by road, you must be passing through some national highway. Different national highways connect different states of India and their length is also very long. Let us tell you today about the shortest highway of India.
Which is the shortest highway in India?
The shortest national highway of India is NH 548. It has the shortest route in the whole of India and due to this, this highway is counted as the shortest highway of India. India’s shortest highway is just 5 kilometers long. This highway is in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Its northern end is connected to Kalamboli and southern end to Navi Mumbai. Before National Highway 548, India’s shortest highway was 47A and it connects Cuddalore to Willingdon Island, located in Cochin district of Kerala state of India. This national highway is now known as 966B.
How many national highways are there in India?
There are more than 500 National Highways in India and as per the report of 2023, there are 599 National Highways in India, which are connecting one state to another. These national highways constitute only 1.8 percent of Indian roads but they reduce about 40 percent of the country’s traffic. If we talk about NH 44 NHDP, it covers the North-South corridor and it is officially called covering more than 4,112 km (2,555 mi) route from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. Along with this, it is the longest National Highway of India.
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