India got its independence from the British in 1947, however the British left one good thing for the Indians, they established a nice railways system for travel purposes. This railway system helped a lot of Indians in their travels as the roadways were not developed and at that time cars were not the primary means of transportation in India.
It’s only since the 1950s that the number of vehicles in India slowly started increasing. Many of the roadways connecting cities were mostly single lane roads and if you were really lucky two lane highways. Often you would find roadways full of potholes, dirt and partially constructed. This slowly started changing since the late 1970s and in the early 1980s. They were now being made of concrete and the number of lanes is also being increased to accommodate the growing number of cars in India.
It was during the late nineties that a thoroughly courageous plan was thought of, the plan was called “The Golden Quadrilateral Project”. It was supposed to be a massive undertaking connecting the four major cities of New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. It will be a four/six highway totaling a massive distance of 5,846 km (3,633 mi). This project is currently underway and there are hopes to be completed in the next six to seven years. These highways will be a massive advantage for people who love to travel by car and will of course do a lot for the interior areas whose population will find their commutes to the larger urban areas a bit easier as well. Once completed this highway will make travelling amongst all parts of India that much easier to a populace who love travelling and would now have excellent options to choose from.