Road Transport in India – Old Year Questions

1. The share of Road Transport in total transport of India is–

(a) 100%
(b) 80%
(c) 60%
(d) 40%

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


2. In total there are how many National Highways in India and approximately what is their total length?

(a) 34 and 16,000 kms.
(b) 44 and 24, 000 kms.
(c) 54 and 32,000 kms.
(d) 64 and 40,000 kms

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2004]


3. Which is the longest National Highway in India?

(a) National Highway 1
(b) National Highway 2
(c) National Highway 8
(d) National Highway 7

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


4. National Highway No. 4 passes through :

(a) Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa
(b) Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka
(c) Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala
(d) Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


5. National Highway 4 does not pass through :

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Uttar Pradesh

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2010]


6. Consider the following pairs:
National Highway Cities Connected
1. NH 4: Chennai and Hyderabad
2. NH 6: Mumbai and Kolkata
3. NH 15: Ahmedabad and Jodhpur
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2014]


7. Which one of the following states has the largest Kilometres of National Highways in India :

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Uttar Pradesh

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000]


8. Which of the following States of India has a maximum total length of state highways?

(a) Gujarat
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


9. Which State of India has the maximum length of state Highways?

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2010]


10. Which development is associated with the Golden Quadrilateral?

(a) Highways
(b) Harbor
(c) Power Grids
(d) Tourism Networks

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


11. Golden Quadrilateral Project of India joins

(a) Delhi–Mumbai–Chennai–Kolkata
(b) Delhi–Jhansi–Bengaluru–Kanyakumari
(c) Srinagar–Delhi–Kanpur–Kolkata
(d) Porbandar–Bengaluru–Kolkata–Kanpur

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


12. What is the Golden Quadrilateral?

(a) Rail lines joining metros
(b) Major Air Routes
(c) National Highway Project
(d) Cold Trade Routes
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[60th to 62nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


13. ‘Pradhanmantri Bharat Jodo Pariyojna’ is related to:

(a) Communication
(b) Social Integration
(c) Linking of Rivers
(d) Development of Highways

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


14. The proposed East-West and North-South Express Highways cross at :

(a) Gwalior
(b) Jhansi
(c) Bhopal
(d) Sagar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


15. The East-West corridor of the Golden Quadrilateral connects which of the following centers (nodes)?

(a) Silchar and Porbander
(b) Guwahati and Ahmedabad
(c) Kandla and Tinsukia
(d) Itanagar and Jamnagar

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2019]


16. The meeting town of North-South and East-West Corridor Super-highway is :

(a) Hyderabad
(b) Delhi
(c) Nagpur
(d) Jhansi

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2013]


17. Two National Highways i.e., Srinagar – Kanyakumari highway & Silchar –Porbandar highway, which is constructed under the National Highway Development Project shall meet at :

(a) Bhopal
(b) Gwalior
(c) Jhansi
(d) Nagpur

[U.P.U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2001]

A. Nagpur
B. Agra
C. Krishnagiri
D. Gwalior
Code :

(a) B, D, A and C
(b) A, B, D and C
(c) B, C, A and D
(d) D, B, C and A

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 2016]


19. Which among the following is situated on the North-South corridor?

(a) Lucknow
(b) Agra
(c) Kota
(d) Kanpur

[R.A.S/R.T.S. (Pre) 2021]


20. Which one of the following pairs of cities have recently been connected by a six-lane expressway:

(a) Ahmedabad and Vadodara
(b) Dhaka and Chittagong
(c) Mumbai and Pune
(d) Islamabad and Lahore

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


21. Which one of the following cities is not connected by National Highway No. 3.

(a) Agra
(b) Bhopal
(c) Dhule
(d) Gwalior

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001]


22. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana is :

(a) To augment road connectivity and provide food grains to the poorest of the poor at cheaper rates
(b) To facilitates patrolling of the area to prevent misuse of electricity by unauthorised persons
(c) To help police to reach the place of crime more swiftly to control crime-spurt
(d) To develop community life in villages which are not well connected

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2001]


23. What are the correct sequences of the following Indian states in descending order of their length of surface roads per 100 km2 of their areas?
1. Haryana 2. Maharashtra
3. Punjab 4. Tamil Nadu
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 4, 3, 2, 1
(b) 4, 3, 1, 2
(c) 3, 4, 1, 2
(d) 3, 4, 2, 1

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


24. Which of the following States ranks first in India in length of roads?

(a) Maharashtra
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Rajasthan

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2018]


25. With reference to Indian transport systems, consider the following statements :
1. The Indian railway system is the largest in the world.
2. National Highways cater to 45 percent of the total transport demand.
3. Among the states, Kerala has the highest density of surface road.
4. National Highway No. 7 is the longest in the country.
Which of these statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 4

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


26. The National Highway from Amritsar to Calcutta via Delhi is numbered :

(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 8

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1995]


27. …….. carries 40 percent of road traffic of India –

(a) National Highways
(b) State roads
(c) District roads
(d) Village roads

[48th to 52nd B.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


28. Which of the following National Highways has the longest length in Madhya Pradesh?

(a) NH-3 Agra-Gwalior-Dewas-Bombay (Mumbai)
(b) NH -7 Varanasi-Rewa-Jabalpur-Salem
(c) NH-12 Jabalpur-Bhopal-Jaipur
(d) NH-26 Jhansi-Sagar-Lakhnadon

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


29. Which of the following statements about the National Highways Development Project are correct?

(a) It connects Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
(b) Its total length is 5,846 km.
(c) The North-South corridor connects Srinagar and Kanyakumari
(d) East-West corridor connects Silchar and Dwarka

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


30. Which of the following National Highway route is the longest?

(a) Agra- Mumbai
(b) Chennai – Thane
(c) Kolkata – Hazira
(d) Pune – Machilipatnam

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2011]


31. Which one of the following is NOT correctly matched?

(a) Haldia – Allahabad – National Waterway
(b) Nasik -Pune – National Highway-50
(c) Durgapur-Kolkata – Express Highways
(d) Hyderabad – Headquarters of South Central Railway

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


32. Arrange the following States in descending order of their length of National Highways. Use the codes given below to select the correct answer :
(i) Arunachal Pradesh
(ii) Mizoram

(iii) Nagaland
(iv) Sikkim

Code :

(a) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(b) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(c) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)
(d) (iii) (ii) (iv) (i)

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


33. ‘Jawahar Tunnel’ passes through which place?

(a) Pir Panjal
(b) Banihal
(c) Burjila
(d) Jojila

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


34. If you travel by road from Kohima to Kottayam, what is the minimum number of States within India through which you can travel, including the origin and the destination?

(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 9

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2017]


35. Which state has maximum road density?

(a) Haryana
(b) Kerala
(c) Gujarat
(d) Punjab

[Jharkhand. P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]