Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
03-September-2012 17:04 IST
Congestion on National Highways
During 2010-11, there was no increase in the length of National Highways, while the annual growth rate of State Highways, freight volume carried by road transport and registered motor vehicles were 2.3%, 10.1% and 11% respectively as per available information.

As regards reason for congestion on highways, it is a phenomenon common on urban roads. Development and maintenance of National Highways is the responsibility of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Augmentation of national highways is a continuous process and highways are upgraded depending on inter-se priority, connectivity, traffic and availability of resources. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken up ambitious programmes of National Highways Development Project (NHDP) to add on national highways. Road projects are monitored at various levels from time to time for their speedy implementation.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.