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Which cities are linked by the Golden Quadrilateral Highway?
1. Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Bengaluru
2. Jammu, Chandigarh, Gujrat, Ganganagar
3. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata
4. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

There are several highway projects initiated in India. The Golden Quadrilateral project is the most important of them.

Golden Quadrilateral:

  • In 1999, then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee laid the foundation stone for the GoldenQuadrilateral (GQ) Highway project.
  • The Golden Quadrilateral is the longest road project in India and the fifth-longest highway in the world.
  • It connects four major cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata.
  • The GQ project is managed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under the Ministry of Road, Transport, and Highways.
  • The Golden Quadrilateral constitutes only the national highways of the country and not state highways and rural-urban roadways. 
  • It is a 5846 km high-quality road joining the four megacities of the country (Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai) is called Golden Quadrilateral Connecting National Highways.
    • Delhi-Kolkata: NH-2
    • Mumbai -Delhi: NH-8
    • Mumbai -Chennai: NH-4
    • Chennai-Kolkata: NH-5
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee launched the Golden Quadrilateral Project.

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