In the 16th century, Sher Shah Suri, the Pashtun emperor of Northern India, built a major road running across the Gangetic plain. It was known as “Sadak-e-Azam” and it served as an administrative link to the remote provinces of his vast empire.
Which is the oldest road in India and who built it?
GRAND TRUNK ROAD IS ONE OF THE SOUTH ASIA OLDEST AND LONGEST MAJOR ROAD.IT WAS BUILT BY SHER SHAH SURI.
Who made roads in India?
|Category||Managing Authority||Length (km)|
|National highways||Ministry of Road Transport and Highways||151,000|
|State highways||Public works department of state/union territory||186,528|
|District Roads||Public works department of state/union territory||632,154|
|Rural roads||Panchayats and PMGSY||4,535,511|
Why was GT Road built?
Built by sher shah in the 16th century. The road ran from sonargaon in Bengal to Lahore in the Punjab and thence to Multan. The road was constructed for good governance and smooth and efficient administration. The intention of the sultan was to connect the outlying provinces with his capital.
Which national highway is GT Road?
One of the oldest road routes in India is the Grand Trunk Road, a national highway. It runs to Pakistan via Haora and is the main route that connects the city with northern India. National highways also connect Kolkata with India’s west coast, the northern part of West Bengal, and the Bangladesh border.
Which Indian city has best roads?
10 Beautiful Highways In India
- Rameshwaram Pamban Bridge.
- Chennai To Pondicherry.
- Visakhapatnam To Araku Valley.
- Mumbai To Pune Expressway.
- Mumbai To Goa.
- Gangtok To Lake Tsomgo & Nathu-La Pass.
- Guwahati To Tawang.
- Shillong To Cherrapunjee.