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National Highways Development Programme

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National Highways Development Programme (NHDP) was launched in 1998 with the objective of developing roads of international standards which facilitate smooth flow of traffic. It envisages creation of roads with enhanced safety features, better riding surface, grade separator and other salient features. National Highways constitute only 2% of the total road length in the country but carry 40% of the total traffic.

NHDP is being implemented by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), an organisation under the aegis of Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways. The programme is being implemented in the following seven phases;


  1. (Annual Report 2011-12 , Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Working Group on Roads for the National Transport Development Policy Committee, Transport Research Wing, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.)

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