Friday, 24 March 2017

Four Lanning of National Highways

The total number of road accidents in the country during 2015 was about 5,01,423 which resulted into about 1,46,133 numbers of persons killed. The National Highways (NHs) accounted for about 29.1 % share of total road accidents and 35.0 % of total persons killed. Although the existing NHs comprise of about 1.9 % of total road network, they carry about 40% of total road traffic.
Keeping in view the requirements to enhance Road Safety, reduce congestions, improve road connectivity and conditions, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken decision to augment the NHs Network of existing 1,13,298 km.  About 57,500 km length of State Roads have been approved “In-Principle” for their declaration as new NHs subject to outcome of their Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) and initiatives have been taken for their DPR preparations. 

Further, the Ministry has reduced threshold traffic for 4-laning of NHs from 15,000; 11,000; and 8,000 Passenger Car Units (PCUs) per day to 10,000; 8,500 and 6,000 PCUs/day for Plain, Rolling, and Mountainous/Steep Terrains respectively. Decisions have been taken to entrust 4-laning of all such NHs to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for their implementation through additional market borrowings, etc., in a phased manner by leveraging limited available budgetary allocation. About 5,575 km length of NHs have been identified accordingly for their upgradations to 4 / 6 lane standards by NHAI and process have been initiated for their DPR preparations. 
       The State / Union Territory-wise and lane-wise distribution of NH length in km (Provisional).                                                                         (Lane-length status as on 31.12.2016)
(Length in km)
Sl. No.
State/ UT
Single Lane/ Intermediate Lane
2-Lane
4 Lane and Above
1.
Andhra Pradesh
1,138
2,717
1,802
2.
Arunachal Pradesh
1,910
584
19
3.
Assam
958
2,266
621
4.
Bihar
747
3,303
789
5.
Chandigarh
0
0
15
6.
Chhattisgarh
418
2,452
362
7.
Delhi
0
0
80
8.
Goa
51
174
37
9.
Gujarat
448
2,177
2,392
10.
Haryana
110
1,444
1,069
11.
Himachal Pradesh
1,150
1,463
29
12.
Jammu & Kashmir
1,039
1,360
202
13.
Jharkhand
261
2,092
301
14.
Karnataka
997
3,904
1,860
15.
Kerala
399
1,290
122
16.
Madhya Pradesh
3,128
3,421
1,314
17.
Maharashtra
8,665
3,354
3,418
18.
Manipur
290
1,424
31
19.
Meghalaya
696
452
57
20.
Mizoram
1,347
34
0
21.
Nagaland
1,081
92
0
22.
Odisha
97
3,914
826
23.
Puducherry
0
40
25
24.
Punjab
302
1,479
987
25.
Rajasthan
117
5,101
2,688
26.
Sikkim
213
250
0
27.
Tamil Nadu
10
2,869
2,127
28.
Telangana
836
1,577
922
29.
Tripura
682
124
0
30.
Uttar Pradesh
808
5,420
2,473
31.
Uttarakhand
1,948
692
75
32.
West Bengal
441
1,470
1,045
33.
A & N Island
319
11
1
34.
Dadra Nagar Haveli
31
0
0
35.
Daman & Diu
22
0
0

Total
30,659
56,950
25,689
           
This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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