State Roads Made National Highways When And How To Know Details

By Sudhakar Yadav July 22, 2023 3:45 PM IST

State Road Convert to National Highway: You must have often passed through state and national highways, but have you ever wondered why these roads are called state or national. Also, when do state roads become national highways? In fact, converting state roads to national highways usually involves a formal process that requires cooperation between the state government and the central government.

Based on certain rules and principles, state roads are converted into National Highways again and again. These state roads are also known as state highways, which have to set certain criteria to be converted into national highways. If these criteria do not match with the state road then it is not recognized as NH.

How to declare a state road as National Highway?

First of all, those state roads have to be identified by the state government, which are important for national connectivity, regional development or strategic importance. After this, these roads should meet the criteria set by the Central Government for National Highways. Apart from this, the study of economic and social impact is also necessary, because it is necessary to know about its benefits before becoming a national highway.

These roads can become National Highway

  • The state roads which are in line with the PM Gatishakti National Master Plan (NMP) run through the length and breadth of the country.
  • Connecting neighboring countries, national capitals with state capitals, interconnecting state capitals, major ports, non-major ports, large industrial centers or tourist centers
  • Roads of strategic importance in hilly and isolated areas
  • Main roads that enable substantial reduction of travel distance and achieve substantial economic development
  • Roads that help in connecting large tracts of backward area and hilly region
  • Roads contributing to the achievement of 100 km of National Highway Grid

What is the benefit of converting into National Highway?

National Highways play an important role in connecting many parts of the country, promoting economic growth and promoting regional development. Many works can be easily completed by turning into National Highway. Along with this, national highways are also useful for the movement of soldiers in remote areas. National highways also come in handy for timely delivery of goods and services, which leads to economic development. At the same time, due to the construction of National Highway, there is also a decrease in road accidents.

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