Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pics of New Indian highways and roads

This is my 5th article on Indian highways and roads. As the road expansion continues across the country, Gujarat and TamilNadu continue to have the best roads. While many states are catching up, there are several others not. While no city can boast of having planned and good roads we continue to struggle with bad or average roads. The biggest problem in city roads is not even the road anymore but the uncontrollable traffic that far exceeds the road capacity.

While the Golden Quadrilateral was completed a long time ago, the North-South-East-West Corridor is more than 80% complete. In addition to this several highways are being currently done across several cities. While we cannot feel good about our city roads our highways are good to drive on. Some stretches are unbelievable in cleanliness, maintenance and width. So, here I paste some pictures of the new highways or roads. These pictures are definitely different from my other articles.

While these new highways are far from perfect they are good to drive on long distances. It is a change that is very much visible.

Our expressways continue to slowly grow. We are now from 200km to 600km. The most awaited expressways are going very slow- Ganga Expressway, Pathankot Ajmer, Bangalore-Chennai 6 lane, Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway. No one knows when these will get completed. The Land Acquisition Bill is still not passed and that is seriously hampering our highway growth. All the pros and cons I mentioned in my previous article still apply to the expanding roads.

PICS COURTESY: Skyscrapercity, Google Images


Srinagar Leh


Yamuna Expressway (not yet completely opened - expressway from Delhi-Agra. Right now it is badly congested on the main NH that is a part of Golden Quadrilateral)

Lucknow-Kanpur, Meerut
 Jhansi-Kanpur (NH-25)


Rajasthan - Mt.Abu, Bharatpur, Gujarat-Rajasthan border, Udaipur

Gujarat - The best roads:
Halol-Godhra, Rajkot-Jamnagar



Pimpal-Dhule, Mumbai-Nashik


NH-4 near North Karnataka

Thrissur, Kerala



NH-45 (Chennai-Ulundarpettai,Perambalur)

AP - Hyderabad Ring Roa, Chittor roads


Maharashtra-Chattiagarh Border, Jharkhand-Dhanbad

Muzzarpur-Purnea, NH-31 going from Bihar to Assam

Madhya Pradesh:

Dewas_indore, Shivpuri-Jhansi

The pace of road expansion must double as it is very low considering the rate at which the economy is growing. 


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