What are some mind-blowing facts about Indian roads? by @amalrkrishna94
Answer by Amal R Krishna:
We always take time to complaint about the bad conditions of the Indian Roads that we often forget the good stuff.
The Road network of India is second largest road network in The World with total length of around 4,320,000 kilometers. Indian road network is consists of 1000 km -Expressways, 79,243 km -National Highways, 1,31,899 km -State Highways and Other major district and rural roads. These amazing network of roads also have Elevated Expressways, Cloverleaf Interchange, river road bridge and flyover, which are longest and largest in India as well as in Asia. Recently Mumbai got its much awaited flyover opened known as the Santa Cruz – Chembur Link Road. Chembur Santa Cruz or SCLR contains India’s first double-decker flyover connecting the Western Express Highway (WEH) in Santa Cruz with the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) in Chembur.
- Longest National Highway
The National Highways Network of India is covers 79,243 km of the country including 1000 km of limited-access highway or limited-access road. NH 7 is the longest national highway in India with total distance of 4,572 km from Varanasi to Kanyakumari but as per new scheme the longest national highway will run from Srinagar to Kaniyakumari NH 44.
- Best National Expressway
The Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway is known as one of the best Expressway in India and also referred as the National Expressway 1. The 95 km long Express highway connects Ahmedabad and Vadodara and constructed under the Golden Quadrilateral Project by NHAI in 2004. Mumbai-Pune-Expressway is the first Controlled-access highway or expressway of India and the recently open Yamuna Expressway is one of the most beautiful road of Indian road network.
- Longest Elevated Freeway
Chennai Port Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway will be the longest Elevated Expressway of the country with the total length of 19 km followed by thePVNR Elevated Expressway of Hyderabad and hosur road elevated expressway of Bangalore. Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway is under construction in city of Chennai with Maduravoyal Grade Separator or Maduravoyal Junctionat the intersection of National Highway 4.
- Largest Cloverleaf Interchange
The Kathipara Junction of Chennai is the largest cloverleaf interchanges in India and largest cloverleaf flyover in the whole of Asia. Kathipara cloverleafgrade separator is located at the intersection of Grand Southern Trunk Road,Inner Ring Road, Poonamallee road and Anna Salai.
- Largest Urban Flyover
The Hebbal Flyover of Bangalore built by Gammon with the total spans length of 5.23 kilometers. The serpentine maze of flyovers connects the Outer Ring Road and Bellary Road, it will receive rapid expansion and growth for smoother traffic flow. Hebbal flyover is one of the Civil Engineering Wonder of India
- Longest Road Tunnel
The Chenani Nashri Tunnel or Patnitop Tunnel is a under construction road tunnel at Chenani in Udhampur district of Jammu & Kashmir. Chenani Nashri Tunnel will be the India’s longest road tunnel with total length of 9.2 km long at an average elevation of 1,062 meters ( 3,487 feet).
The Kanpur Over Bridge is one of the largest over-bridges in the Asia, It’s situated in National Highway 2 while entering the Kanpur city from Etawah. Kanpur over bridge is 23 km long and 12 lane over bridge, Another under construction bridge near Kanpur is Jajmau Bypass, will be 3 km long and 8 lane road.
- Longest River Road Bridge
The Mahatma Gandhi Setu river road bridge over the holy river Ganges in Bihar, connecting the capital city of Patna in the south to Hajipur. Mahatma Gandhi Setu is 5.5 km long, 4 lane roadway with 48 pilers, which makes India’s longest river road bridge and one of the longest bridges in the world.
- Longest Road Cum Rail Bridge
The Godavari Bridge also known as Kovvur Rajahmundry bridge over river Godavari in Rajahmundry is Asia’s second longest road-cum-rail bridge crossing a water body.The 2.7 kilometres long bridge has two lanes of road and single railway line.
- Biggest Toll Plaza
The 32-lane toll plaza is located at the Delhi-Gurgaon border in the route of Delhi Gurgaon Expressway. The 32 Lane Gurgaon Expressway toll plaza is the India’s largest toll plaza and biggest toll plaza in whole Asia.
- Longest Sea Bridge
The Bandra Worli Sea Link of Mumbai is India’s longest Sea Bridge followed by second longest sea bridge, The Pamban bridge. Bandra Worli Sea Link connects Bandra with Worli and is the part of proposed Western Freeway. The cable stayed bridge is the new landmark of the city followed by acloverleaf 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.
- Highest Motorable Path
Khardung La is widely, but incorrectly, believed to be the highest vehicle-accessible pass in the world. A well-graded Indian military road (visible on 2011 imagery on visual globe systems such as Google Earth) reaches 5,610 metres (18,406 ft) 250 meters west of the 5,545 metres (18,192 ft) Mana Pass on the India – Tibet border.