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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.[35][1]

State highways
State/UT Single lane (km) Intermediate lane (km) Double lane (km) Multilane (km) Total (km)
Andhra Pradesh[2] 2,092 1,001 6,902 236 10,518
Arunachal Pradesh 0
Assam 3,134
Bihar 3,766
Chhattisgarh 3,419
Goa 279
Gujarat 19,761
Haryana 2,523
Himachal Pradesh 1,824
Jammu and Kashmir 67
Jharkhand 1,886
Karnataka[3] 20,738
Kerala 4,341
Madhya Pradesh 8,728
Maharashtra 33,705
Manipur 1,137
Meghalaya 1,134
Mizoram 259
Nagaland 404
Odisha 3,806
Punjab 1,393
Puducherry 637
Rajasthan 11,716
Sikkim 179
Tamil Nadu[4] 1,743 6,586 15,267 3,389 26,985
Telangana 3,260
Tripura 689
Uttar Pradesh 8,432
Uttarakhand 1,576
West Bengal 2,991

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  1. ^ "NH and SHs". MOSPI.
  2. ^ "State road net work". AP Roads and Buildings Department. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
  3. ^ "State Highways, District wise: Surface Feature and Carriageway Width". Public Works Department, Karnataka. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2012-03-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Highways and Minor Ports Department (2013). "Table 4: Lanewise Details of Government Roads in Tamilnadu" (PDF). Performance Budget (2013–14). Government of Tamilnadu. p. 3. Retrieved 30 September 2013.

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