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| Last Updated:: 15/02/2016



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The total length of roadways under the Public Works Department and Zilla Parishad in the State is 233,664 km.

Details of National Highways traversing the State :

Name of the Highway Highway No.
Mumbai – Nashik - Agra 3
Mumbai - Pune - Bangalore - Chennai 4
Nhavasheva – Kalamboli - Palaspe 4B
Hazira – Surat – Dhule – Nagpur - Kolkata 6
Varanasi – Nagpur – Hyderabad - Bangalore (Kanyakumari highway) 7
Mumbai – Ahmadabad – Jaipur - Delhi 8
Pune -Solapur - Hyderabad- Vijayawada 9
Solapur – Bijapur - Chitradurg 13
Nizamabad - Jagadalpur 16
Panvel - Goa - Mangalore 17
Pune - Nashik 50


The total length of railway tracks in the State including the Konkan railway is 5,902 km.

Following lists the chief rail routes in the State:

  1. Mumbai-Delhi (Central railway)
  2. Mumbai-Delhi-Ahmadabad (Western railway)
  3. Mumbai-Kolkata
  4. Mumbai-Chennai
  5. Mumbai-Secunderabad
  6. Mumbai-Kolhapur
  7. Delhi-Chennai (Grand Truck)
  8. Bhusaval-Surat
  9. Mumbai-Panaji (Konkan railway)

Air Travel

Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur have international airports while Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Kolhapur and Nanded have domestic airports.


Maharashtra has approximately 720 km of coastline, with two important ports:

  1. Mumbai Port Trust (MBPT)
  2. Nhavasheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust)

There are also 48 small ports in the State.


Till March 2007, the State had 12,599 post offices, out of which 11,315 were rural and the remaining 1,284 being urban.

Telephone network

Till the end of March 2007 there were 64.44 lakh landline connections in the State. Till the end of September 2007 there were 279.14 lakh mobile connections in the State, of which 115.25 lakh (41.3%) were in Mumbai.