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List of National Highways in India

This article gives you information about the national highways in India. The list of national highways in India contains important information like NH number, route length, state/UT’s it’s passing through and other facts.

National Highways in India

The Nationals highways in India are maintained by the National Highway Authority of India, under the ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH). According to the report of the Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) there are 599 National Highways in India. The numbers are renewed from time to time and the most updated information is available on the official website of MoRTH.

The National Highways are spanning all the states/UTs in India that connect most of the parts of the country. The total length of National Highways is 151,000 Kms. 

This article will provide you with a list of major national highways in India as these are important for your upcoming competitive exams.

List of Important National Highways in India

The list of major national highways in India with the states/UTs it passes through.

Old NH NumberNew NH NumberStates/UTs
NH 1 A and NH 1 DNH 1Jammu & Kashmir
NH 1 BNH 244Jammu & Kashmir
NH 2NH 19 (Golden Quadrilateral)Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
NH 2ANH 519Uttar Pradesh
NH 2BNH 114West Bengal
NH 3 NH 50NH 60Maharashtra
NH 223NH 4Andaman & Nicobar Islands
NH 4 ANH 748Goa, Karnataka
NH 4 BNH 348Maharashtra
NH 5NH 6NH 60NH 217NH 16 (Golden Quadrilateral)Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
NH 7NH 135Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
NH 7 ANH 138Tamil Nadu
NH 8NH 48 (Golden Quadrilateral)Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu
NH 8 ANH 41Gujarat
NH 8 CNH 147Gujarat
NH 8 DNH 151Gujarat
NH 9NH 65Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana
NH 11NH 21Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
NH 11 ANH 148Rajasthan
NH 12NH 45Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh
NH 18 NH 4NH 40Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
NH 21NH 22NH 95NH 5Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
NH 23NH 320Jharkhand
NH 24NH 530Uttar Pradesh
NH 30NH 319Bihar
NH 35NH 112West Bengal
NH 39NH 129Assam, Nagaland
NH 47NH 544Kerala, Tamil Nadu
NH 47 ANH 966 BKerala
NH 47 CNH 966 AKerala
NH 55NH 110West Bengal
NH 56NH 731Uttar Pradesh
NH 79NH 156Rajasthan
NH 152NH 127 AAssam
NH 38 & NH 153NH 315Assam, Arunachal Pradesh

State Wise List of National Highways in India

Here is the list of the length of the National Highways (NH’s) passes through the states in India.

StateLength of National Highways (Kms)
Andhra Pradesh6529.5
Arunachal Pradesh2537.4
Himachal Pradesh2606.9
Madhya Pradesh8772.3
Tami Nadu 6741.5
Uttar Pradesh11736.8
West Bengal3664.5

How the National Highways in India numbered?

  1. North-South highways will have even numbers increasing from the east to the west.
  2. East-West highways will have odd numbers increasing from the north to the south.
  3. Single-digit or double-digit numbers will be used for all major highways.
  4. Three-digit numbers will be used for secondary routes or branches of a main highway. The secondary route number is prefixed to the main highway number. Example: 244, 344 will be secondary of the main NH44.
  5. Suffixes A, B, C, D, & etc. are added to 3-digit sub-highways to indicate very small spin-offs or stretches of sub-highways.

Facts About National Highways in India

  1. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is an autonomous agency that was constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1988 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways NHAI is responsible for the management of the National Highways in India assigned to it by the Government of India.
  2. The longest national highway in India is NH 44. It covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP with a length of over 4,112 km (2,555 mi) from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. 
  3. NH-548 is the shortest national highway in India that traverses the state of Maharashtra in India.
  4. There are a total 599 national highways in India.


The list of important National Highways in India is an important static GK topic for various competitive exams like UPSC, SSC, PSC, IBPS & other exams. Read all the points and facts about national highways above to score well in your upcoming exam.