NEW DELHI - The government on Feb 20 decided to convert 4,320 miles of states roads into national highways. With this the total length of the state highways converted into National Highways during the UPA regime would reach about 10,200 miles. About 6,000 miles of state highways were declared national highways during the last 10 years. These roads are spread across states including Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh besides bordering areas like Leh and Laddakh regions.
The present length of the National Highways in the country is about $48,000 miles. (PTI)