CBSE Class 9 English Reading Assignment Set B

CBSE Class 9 English Reading (6). Students are advised to refer to the attached assignments and practise them regularly. This will help them to identify their weak areas and will help them to score better in examination. Parents should download and give the assignments to their children for practice.


Q1. Read the following passage carefully to answer the questions on the

basis of your reading.

National Highways connect all the major cities. Though they constitute only

about 2% of the total road length of India , they carry more than 40% of the

total traffic. There are 77 national highways in India. These are the primary

road grids and are the direct responsibilities of the Central Government. The

development of National Highways in the country aims towards providing

hassle-free transport and it is a priority of the Government of India.

In fact, an official of the National Highways Authority of India

(NHAI) claims that a lot has been achieved in term of the addition to the

national highway system. In the past, only 50 km were added in an entire

year. Today, about 10 kms are being added every single day, especially with

development works progressing rapidly in the Golden Quadrilateral. Isn’t

that just fantastic!

State Highways (SH) are the main arteries of commercial and

passenger transport in the individual states. They connect every town with

the state capital, the national highways and other commercially important

centers. The development and maintenance of the state highways is under

jurisdiction of the respective state governments. 70% of the state highways

are single-lane roads, of which, 2300 km of the roads are unsurfaced. The

funds for the construction and maintenance of the state highways are raised

through state allocation and loans by financial institutions.


(a) The traffic of India carried by National Highways is ________________

(b) There is rapid progress in the development of national highways as


(c) The main aim of NHAI is to provide _____________________________

(d) The word for money related matter is ____________________________

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