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Examine the following statements on National Highways in Telangana :

A. There are 17 National Highways in the state.

B. The National Highways cover a length of 3,862 km (nearly) crisscrossing the state.

C. The density of notified National Highways in Telangana is 3.44 km 100 sq km against the national average of 3.02 km per 100 sq. km.


1. A & B only
2. B & C only
3. A only
4. A & C only

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : A only

The correct answer is A only.

  • The National Highways cover a length of 5.303 km (nearly) crisscrossing the state.

National Highways

  • The National highways in India are a network of trunk roads that are owned by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • It is constructed and managed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), and the public works departments (PWD) of state governments.
  • Indian national highways connect every major city of India from north to south to east to west.
  • India has 151,019 km (93,839 miles) of National Highways as of March 2021.
  • Under the new numbering system, North-South highways are even-numbered, and East-West highways are odd-numbered.
  • India has the second-largest road network in the world,
  • There are over 200 national highways and their cumulative length adds up to 101,011 km.
  • The main highway is of a 2-digit number and all the highways that are numbered in three digits are technically branches to the main highway.
  • NH 118 connects the towns Asanbani and Jamshedpur in the state of Jharkhand, running for a distance of only about 5 km.
  • The NH 548 traverses the state of Maharashtra for about 5 km in length.
  • India has Golden Quadrilateral (GQ).
  • GQ is a national highway network that connects the major industrial, agricultural, and cultural centers of India. It forms a quadrilateral connecting the four major metro cities of India, viz., Delhi (North), Kolkata (East), Mumbai (West), and Chennai (South).

  • Colors in National Highways:
    • Yellow and white color is for national highways.
    • Green and white for state highways
    • Black and white for city highways

Telangana

  • Foundation Day: 2nd June 2014 (carved out from Andhra Pradesh on this date and became the 29th state of the Republic of India).
  • Capital: Hyderabad.
  • Chief Minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao. (April 2021)
  • Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan. (April 2021)
  • State Animal: Jinka Deer.
  • State Bird: Indian Roller.
  • State Tree: Jammi.
  • State Flower: Tangedu.
  • Hyderabad and Secunderabad are known as the 'Twin Cities of Telangana'.
  • Ramgundam is known as the 'Energy City of India'.
  • Indian Air Force Academy and National Police Academy are in Hyderabad.
  • Ramoji Film City is the largest film studio is in Hyderabad.
  • Hyderabad is known as the City of Luck and Hi-Tech City.
  • India's first e-Court is situated in Hyderabad.
  • Golconda fort and Warrangal Fort are situated in Telangana.
  • Telangana is the first Indian state to start Gender education at Degree Level.

  • NH 44 is the longest highway in India. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south.
  • NH 44 is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP
  • NH 118 along with NH 548 are the shortest national highway in India. 
  • NH 3 (Leh-Manali Highway) is the world’s second highest-altitude motor highway that connects Shimla in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Ladakh.

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