Q. Consider the following statements regarding national highways:
1.National highways consist of 4 percent of road network
2.National highways carry 40 percent of road traffic
3.National Highways Authority of India is mandated to implement National Highways Development Project (NHDP)
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: National Highways Authority of India is mandated to implement National Highways Development Project (NHDP) which is India’s largest ever Highways Project in a phased manner.

  • The National Highways have a total length of 72,000 (approx) km to serve as the arterial network of the country.
  • Although National Highways constitute only about 2 per cent of the road network, it carries 40 per cent of the total road traffic.
  • Rapid expansion of passenger and freight traffic makes it imperative to improve the road network in the country.
  • Accordingly, Government of India launched major initiatives to upgrade and strengthen National Highways through various phases of National Highways Development Project (NHDP).

Source: https://nhai.gov.in/#/about-nhdp