National Highway 138 (India)

National Highway 138 is a national highway of India.[1]

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National Highway 138
Thoothukudi - Tirunelveli Highway
Map of National Highway 138 in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of NH 38
Maintained by NHAI
Length54 km (34 mi)
Major junctions
East end NH 38 in Tuticorin
West end NH 44 in Tirunelveli
StatesTamil Nadu
Highway system
NH 38 NH 338


This highway connects Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli city to V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust in Thoothukudi city. This route provides quick transportation of goods from Tirunelveli to V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust in Thoothukudi. It provides a direct route to the port and is 54 km in length.

Tuticorin Airport in also situated on this highway near Vagaikulam. The airport is situated 26 km from Thoothukudi city and 28 km from Tirunelveli city.


  1. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2012.

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