12th Class Geography Solved Paper - Geography 2018

  • question_answer Describe any five characteristics of National Highways of India.


    Highways: The main roads which are constructed and maintained by the Central Government are known as National Highways.
    Five characteristics of National Highways of India are:
    (i) National Highways constitute only about 1.7% of the total road network but carry about 40% of the total volume of road traffic. These highways are well connected.
    (ii) These highways connect states.
    (iii) These highways are meant for inter-state transport and movement of defence material in strategic areas.
    (iv) National highway constitute only 20% of me road length, they carry nearly one-third of the traffic and the world Bank decided to provide loans worth crores. US dollars for the development of National highways m six scares namely Gujarat, Haryana. Punjab, Tamilnadu Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
    (v) For example: The golden quadrilateral super highway project covers a distance of 5,846 kms connecting a number of major cities and towns all over India. It connects Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

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