National Highway 6 (India, old numbering)

National Highway 6 & Economic Corridor 1 (EC1) (commonly referred to as NH6), was a National Highway in India that has been separately designated under the new national highway numbering system. It was officially listed as running over 1,949 km (1,211 mi)from Surat to Kolkata. The route was also known as Asian Highway 46 (AH46) & Mumbai - Kolkata Highway [1][2] and Great Eastern Highway.[3]

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National Highway 6
GE Road (Great Eastern Road)
Map of Old National Highway 6 in red
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Road map of Old National Highway 6 highlighted in solid blue color
Route information
Part of AH45 AH46
Length1,949 km (1,211 mi)
GQ: 117 km (73 mi) (Kolkata - Kharagpur)
Phase III: 358 km (222 mi)
Major junctions
West endHajira, Gujarat
East endKolkata, West Bengal
StatesGujarat: 177 km (110 mi)
Maharashtra: 813 km (505 mi)
Chhattisgarh: 314 km (195 mi)
Odisha: 412 km (256 mi)
Jharkhand: 22 km (14 mi)
West Bengal: 161 km (100 mi)
Surat - Dhule - Jalgaon - Bhusawal -Khamgaon- Akola - Amravati - Nagpur - Bhandara - Durg - Raipur - Mahasamund - Sambalpur - Baharagora - Kolkata
Highway system
NH 5A NH 7

NH6 ran through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal state in India. The highway passed through the cities of Surat, Dhule, Jalgaon, Bhusaval,Khamgaon , Akola, Amravati, Nagpur, Bhandara, Rajnandgaon, Durg, Raipur, Mahasamund, Sambalpur, Kharagpur, Kolkata.

New numberingEdit

As of 2010 notification from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, old NH 6 has been renumbered as follows.[4]


Asian HighwayEdit

This highway crossed the AH47 at Dhule and Asian Highway 43 at Nagpur.

States, districts, cities, towns and villages connectedEdit

NH 6

Many cities and towns in various districts in the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal were connected by National Highway 6.





Deogarh - Balam - Barkote


West BengalEdit

A view of National Highway No. 6, with trees, near Dakshineswar.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Highways in India
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Details of National Highways in India-Source-Govt. of India
  3. ^ "6 Asian highways in India you probably don't know about".
  4. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 28 April 2018.

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