The total construction of National Highways (NHs) was 8231 kilometer (km) during 2016-17, up by 35.8% versus 6061 km during 2015-16. It has increased by 37.4% during 2015-16 above 2014-15 from 4410 km. The top 10 States/UTs with respect to length of constructed NHs during 2016-17 were Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.
The length of constructed NHs in Rajasthan was 1125.1 km during 2016-17, up by 5.8% against 1063.2 km during 2015-16. Rajasthan accounted 13.67% of the total construction of NHs during 2016-17. We have observed annual growth of 131.6% in construction of NHs in Maharashtra from 323.8 km during 2015-16 to 750 km during 2016-17. Maharashtra accounted 9.11% of the total construction of NHs during 2016-17. The length of constructed NHs in Karnataka was 655.7 km during 2016-17, up by 108.8% versus 314 km during 2015-16. Karnataka accounted 7.97% of the total construction of NHs during 2016-17.
During 2016-17, the construction of NHs in Uttar Pradesh and Odisha was 584.3 km and 490.4 km respectively. Uttar Pradesh accounted for 7.1% and Odisha accounted for 5.96% of the total construction of NHs during 2016-17. Annual growth of -12.6% and 83.1% has been seen in construction of NHs in Uttar Pradesh and Odisha respectively during 2016-17 above 2015-16.
The construction of NHs in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar was 483.1, 474.7, 468.7, 401.9 and 400.4 km respectively during 2016-17.
Note: Source: RAJYA SABHA SESSION: 244 UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1535; NHs: National Highway.
Resource Title: State/UT-wise Details of the NHs Constructed from 2014-15 to 2016-17 (From: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways)