Geographical Distribution of Roads


  • There exist great variations in the distribution of roads in India
  • The length of National Highways passing through a state is not always a true index of economic well being of a state, as they serve only the main routes
    • Ex: Bihar has some of the longer route length of National highways, still is Economically backward compared to other states
  • But, the length of state highways could be a better index of road accessibility at the state level
  • An index of road accessibility, is the density of roads, which is defined as the length of roads per 100 of surface area
  • A representation of road densities in India is as follows: