|The National Highways are a network of highways that is managed and maintained by agencies of the Government of India. These highways measured over 70,934 km as of 2010, including over 1,000 km of limited - access Expressways.|
|Uses of National Highways:|
|(i) It works as mega source of transportation. National highways constituted about 2% of all the roads in India, but carried about 40% of the total traffic of 2010.|
|(ii) National highways form the economic backbone of the country and have often facilitated development along their routes, and many new towns have sprung up along major highways.|
|(iii) It connects almost all mega cities. Basically these are meant for inter-State transport.|
|(iv) It is connected to or passes nearby the Industries? so that their products can reach out to market easily.|
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