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Total length of National Highways in Bihar is :
1. 3410 kms
2. 3587 kms
3. 4595 kms
4. 4707 kms
5. None of the above/More than one of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 4595 kms

The correct answer is 4595 km.

  • The total length of the National Highways in Bihar is 4595 km.
  • Bihar is connected by National Waterways No. 1 which established in October 1986.
  • This National waterway has fixed terminals at Haldia, BISN (Kolkata), Pakur, Farrakka and Patna.
  • This National waterway has also floating terminals facilities at Haldia, Kolkata, Diamond Harbour, Katwa, Tribeni, Baharampur, Jangipur, Bhagalpur, Samaria, Doriganj, Ballia, Ghazipur, Varanasi, Chunar and Allahabad.
  • The current Transport Minister in Bihar is Santosh Kumar Nirala.

  • National Highways in Bihar:
    • The total length of NH in Bihar is 5301 km. which was 4554 km during 2014.
    • The total length has been increased by adding the additional length of 747 Km new NH.
    • At present, various schemes of Highway and bridges are in progress at a cost of about Rs 27270 crore for the overall development of Bihar.
    • The Ministry has sanctioned more than Rs 10,000 crore to be distributed to the farmers as compensation for their land being acquired for the development of National Highways.
    •  At the end of the fiscal year 2019, the length of the national highways across the Indian state of Bihar was over five thousand kilometres.
    • National highways are constructed and governed by the National Highway Authority of India.
    • The highways made up a share of about two percent of the total Indian roads and carried about 40 percent of the traffic.

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