National Highway 79 (India)

National Highway 79 (NH 79) is a National Highway in India entirely within the state of Tamil Nadu.[1] It runs between Ulundurpettai and Salem in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu for a total of 134 km (83 mi).[2] It connects with NH 44 and NH 544 at Salem. NH 79 connects NH 68 and SH 69 at Ulundurpettai and SH 6 at kallakurichi. It was upgraded to a dual carriageway road in two phases on a Build-operate-transfer basis by Reliance Infrastructure and Maytas.[3]

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National Highway 79
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Route information
Part of AH20
Length134.2 km (83.4 mi)
Major junctions
West endSalem, Tamil Nadu
East endUlundurpettai, Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu
StatesTamil Nadu
Ulundrupet - Kallakurichi - Chinnasalem - Attur - Pethanaickenpalayam - Vazhapadi - Salem
Highway system
NH 44 NH 38


NH 79 is an important connecting road for vehicles travelling from the two major cities of Coimbatore and Kochi. NH 79 directly connects Salem with Chennai, and indirectly Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur and the cities around these areas.


Ulundurpettai - Elavanasur kottai - Thiyagadurgam - Kallakurichi - Chinnasalem, Thalaivasal - Kattukottai - Attur - Pethanaickenpalayam - Vazhapadi - Salem.[4]

Junctions listEdit

  NH 44 Terminal near Salem.[1]
  NH 179A near Salem
  NH 136 near Attur
  NH 532 near Chinnasalem
  NH 38 Terminal near Ulundurpettai.[1]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "New Numbering of National Highways notification - Government of India" (PDF). The Gazette of India. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ "National Highways Starting and Terminal Stations". Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
  3. ^ R, Ilangovan (19 March 2009). "Satyam fiasco affects NH-79works". The Hindu. Salem. Archived from the original on 19 November 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  4. ^ "State-wise length of National Highways (NH) in India". Ministry of Road Transport and Highways India. Retrieved 13 April 2019.

NH79 Frequent accidents fatal and major accidents are ver often between the kattukottai bridge and Adayar Ananada bhavan.In this week alone 7 accidents occurred. Recently in July 2022 the roads were overlaid.As a result,the level of thar road got higher and mud road lower.As a result, two wheelers when sidelined by over speeding four wheelers,lost their balance and fell down with fractures. Myself is a victim in March 2019. It has been more than a month the imbalance between the thar road and mud road remains unrectified. A slope has to be made immediately to avoid more accidents like that.Please attend this immediately. Elango k Advocate 9444178379

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