State highways in India
State highways in India are numbered highways that are laid and maintained by the state governments. It only links a state capital with different district .These are not related to National Highways and are not maintained by the National Highways Authority of India or the central government in any way. It is constructed and maintained by the states' Public Works Department. The state highways are usually roads that link important cities, towns and district headquarters within the state and connect them with National Highways or highways of neighbouring states. These highways provide connections to industries or places from key areas in the state making them more accessible.|
State Governments have the authority and responsibility to build road networks and state highways. Most of the state highways are developed by State PWD. The State Highways provide linkages with the National Highways, district headquarters, important towns, tourist centers and minor ports and carry the traffic along major centers within the state. |As of 31 March 2016, the total length of state highways was 176,166 km. As of 31 March 2016 Maharashtra has the largest share in the total length of SH roads (22.14%), followed by Karnataka (11.11%), Gujarat (9.76%), Rajasthan (8.62%) and Tamil Nadu (6.67%).|
Independent of the NHDP program, state governments have been implementing a number of state highway projects since 2000. By 2010, state highway projects worth $1.7 billion had been completed, and an additional $11.4 billion worth of projects were under implementation.
|State/UT||Single lane (km)||Intermediate lane (km)||Double lane (km)||Multilane (km)||Total (km)|
|Jammu and Kashmir||67|
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