SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Consider the following statements.
    1. National Highways constitute less than 2% of the total road length but carry about 40% of the traffic.
    2. National Highway No.7 is the longest highway in India.

    A)  Only 1 is correct

    B)         Only 2 is correct

    C)  Both 1 and 2 are correct     

    D)  Neither 1 or 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] These highways measured over 96,260 km (59,810 mi) as of 2015, including over 1,000 km (620 mi) of limited-access expressways (motorways). While national highways constitute 1.7% of Indian roads, they carry 40% of the Traffic.[3] The majority of existing national highways are two-lane roads (one lane in each direction), though much of this is being expanded to four-lanes, and some to six or more lanes. Some sections of the network are toll roads. This includes over 2,600 km (1,600 mi) of expressways currently under construction. Indian government has set itself a target of construct and upgrade 30 km of highway per day (11,000 km per year) from 2017 and all new construction will be using cement concrete instead of bitumen. National Highway 7 or NH 7, is major North-South National Highway in India that runs through the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. A major part of NH 7 covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP and it is officially listed as running over 2,369 km (1,472 mi) from Varanasi to Kanyakumari. It is the longest national highway in India.

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