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13,065 km of state roads, highways upgraded to NHs, shows MoRTH data

Andhra Pradesh has experienced one of the highest rates of conversion of its roads into national highways

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Archis Mohan New Delhi

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Roads are the arteries through which the economy pulses. By linking producers to markets, workers to jobs, students to school, and the sick to hospitals, roads are vital to any development agenda.

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a total of 13,065 kilometre (km) of state roads and highways have been upgraded to national highways in the past three and a half years.

The ministry determines the declaration of state roads and state highways as national highways based on several conditions, including connectivity, priority, and the availability of funds.

In 2022–23, the government embarked on the construction

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First Published: Aug 20 2023 | 10:29 PM IST

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