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National Highway 44 (India)

National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running major north–south National Highway in India. It begins from Srinagar and terminates in Kanyakumari; the highway passes through the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.[1] NH-44 was constructed and is maintained by Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

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National Highway 44
Map of the National Highway in red
Route information
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Length3,745 km (2,327 mi)
GQ: 94 km (58 mi) (Bengaluru - Krishnagiri)
NS: 1828 km (Lakhnadon - Kanyakumari)
Major junctions
North endSrinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
 
South endKanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Location
StatesHaryana: 184 km (114 mi)
Uttar Pradesh: 128 km (80 mi)
Madhya Pradesh: 504 km (313 mi)
Maharashtra: 232 km (144 mi)
Telangana: 504 km (313 mi)
Andhra Pradesh: 250 km (160 mi)
Karnataka: 125 km (78 mi)
Tamil Nadu: 627 km (390 mi)
Primary
destinations
Srinagar - Jammu - Kathua (Jammu & Kashmir)
- Pathankot - Jalandhar - Ludhiana (Punjab)
- Ambala - Kurukshetra - Panipat - Sonipat (Haryana)
- Delhi (Delhi)
- Faridabad - Palwal - Mathura - Agra - Dholpur (Rajasthan)
- Gwalior (MP)
- Jhansi - Lalitpur (UP)
- Sagar - Narsinghpur - Lakhnadon - Seoni (MP)
- Nagpur - Hinganghat(Maharashtra)
- Adilabad - Nirmal - Nizamabad- Kamareddy - Hyderabad - Mahbubnagar (TELANGANA)
- Kurnool - Anantapur (AP)
- Chikkaballapur - Bangalore (Karnataka)
- Hosur - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Namakkal - Karur - Dindigul - Madurai - Virudhunagar-kovilpatti-Tirunelveli - Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)
Highway system
NH 43NH 45

It came into being by merging seven national highways, in full or part, starting with the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (former NH 1A) from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir, former NH 1 in Punjab and Haryana ending at Delhi, part of former NH 2 starting from Delhi and ending at Agra, former NH 3 (popularly known as Agra-Bombay highway) from Agra to Gwalior, former NH 75 and former NH 26 to Jhansi, and former NH 7 via Lakhnadon, Seoni, Nagpur, Adilabad, Hyderabad, Kurnool , Anantapur,[2] Bangalore, Dharmapuri, Salem , Namakkal , Karur , Dindigul, Madurai and Tirunelveli terminating at Kanyakumari.

Delhi (Mubarka Chowk) to Panipat 70 km section is being upgraded, at the cost of INR2178.82 crore, to a barrier-free tolled expressway with 8 main lane and 4 (2+2) service lanes, 42% work of which was complete by June 2019.[3]

RouteEdit

The highway starts from Srinagar. The highway connects several cities and town such as Srinagar, Anantnag, Domel, Jammu, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Sonipat, Delhi, Faridabad, Mathura, Agra, Gwalior, Jhansi, Sagar, Lakhnadon, Seoni, Nagpur, Adilabad, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Anantapur, Bengaluru, Salem, Namakkal , Karur, Dindigul Madurai, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari. NH 44 covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP and it is officially listed as running over 3,745 km (2,327 mi) from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. It is the longest national highway in India.

Route length in statesEdit

Bengaluru–Hosur RoadEdit

Bengaluru–Hosur Road of this highway which connects the city of Bangalore capital of Karnataka, and the Tamil Nadu border City of Hosur in Krisnagiri district. It is a four- to six-lane highway which also has service lanes on either sides at the busier parts. Apart from being a part of the National Highway, the road is also significant because it consist of many industrial and IT business houses. The IT industrial park Electronics City is also located alongside Hosur Road.

The National Highways Authority of India has constructed a 10-kilometre-long (6.2 mi) elevated highway between Bommanahalli and Electronics City. This toll road has made travel to Electronics City a lot faster. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and Bengaluru Development Authority have planned a series of flyovers and underpasses to make this arterial road signal-free.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "List of National Highways passing through A.P. State". Roads and Buildings Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 28 March 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ Battle of Panipat commute to Delhi
  4. ^ "Hosur Road widening is in full swing".
  5. ^ a b "Highways Project" (PDF). National Highways Authority of India. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

External linksEdit

Route map