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According to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways’ publication, “Basic Road Statistics in India-2018-19,” Nagaland has a total of 37,871 km of roads, of which only 18,584 km are surfaced.


As of March 31, 2019, Nagaland had a proportion of surfaced roads to total roads of 49.075, making it one of the lowest in the nation along with Assam (23.1%) and Meghalaya (44.98 percent). Roads that have a firm, smooth surface made of bituminous top (BT), cement concrete (CC) or Water Bound Macadam (WBM) are called surfaced roads.


The overall length of the national highway in Nagaland was determined to be 1,548 km, or around 1.2 percent of the length of the nation’s national highways.
Nagaland similarly performed badly in terms of the percentage in district and rural roads but it did well in State Highways that were surfaced (see table).
According to the report, India has the second-largest road network in the world as of March 31, 2019, with over 63,31,757 kms of total length. Maharashtra was responsible for the majority of new road construction at 11.72 percent and its 6, 36,887 km overall length.


In “Basic Road Statistics in India-2018-19,” many aspects of road statistics for India for the 2018–19 fiscal years are covered. It is divided into eight categories and includes information on important Ministry of Road Transport and Highways programs, paved road length, and length of roads. The State Public Works Departments, Municipalities, Panchayat, Railway, Forest, and other departments of States and Union Territories are some of the sources of the data and information contained in this report. The publication was released by Transport Research Wing of MoRTH on July 20, 2022.


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