North–South and East–West Corridor
The North–South–East–West Corridor (NS-EW) is the largest ongoing highway project in India. It is the second phase of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), and consists of building 7300 kilometers of four/six lane expressways associating Srinagar, Kanyakumari, Kochi, Porbandar and Silchar, at a cost of US$12.317 billion (at 1999 prices). As of 31 March 2018[update], 6875 of 7142 kilometers project has been finished.
|North–South and East–West Corridor|
National highways with the north–south (red) and east–west (green) corridors highlighted
|Length||7,300 km (4,500 mi)|
|Length||4,000 km (2,000 mi)|
|NH 1, NH 2, NH 3, NH 75, NH 26, NH 7, NH 47|
|Length||3,300 km (2,100 mi)|
|NH 54, NH 36, NH 37, NH 31, NH 317, NH 57, NH 28, NH 25, NH 76, NH 14, NH 15, NH 41, NH 8B|
In combination with the Golden Quadrilateral network, and port connectivity highways, the NS-EW Corridor forms a key part of the Indian highway network, connecting many of its important manufacturing, commerce and cultural centers. As of May 2012, India has completed and placed in use some 15,800 kilometers of such 4-lane highways.
Only National Highways are used in the two corridors.
This is a 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) corridor via NH 44 (Srinagar-Udhampur-Jammu–Jalandhar–Delhi–Agra–Gwalior–Jhansi–Narsinghpur-Lakhnadon–Nagpur-Hyderabad-Bengaluru-Salem–Madurai-Kanyakumari), branch road NH 544 (Salem–Coimbatore–Palakkad-Kochi)
This is a 3,300 kilometres (2,100 mi) corridor via NH 27 (Porbandar–Rajkot-Samakhiali–Radhanpur–Kota–Jhansi–Kanpur-Lucknow–Muzaffarpur–Darbhanga-Supaul-Purnia–Kishanganj-Galgalia–Bijni–Guwahati–Nagaon–Dabaka–Silchar).
Interchange points between the corridorsEdit
- The following is an interchange section
- Jhansi is the junction of North–South and East–West Corridors.
- The following stretches are common between the Golden Quadrilateral and the NS-EW Corridors.
- The following is a Spur Highway of the North–South Corridor
|North-South Corridor||East-West Corridor|
|(From North to South)
||(From West to East)
There is popular demand for the extension of the East West Corridor from Silchar to Moreh via Jiribam and Imphal, and from Nagaon to Stilwell Road via Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Ledo. These two extensions may increase the cross border trade with South East Asia.
|Segment||Total Length||Length Completed||Under Implementation||Length to be Awarded||Percent Completed(%)||As of (date)|
|North–South and East–West Corridor||7,142 km (4,438 mi)||7,042 km (4,376 mi)||100 km (62 mi)||1,050 km (650 mi)||98.69||28 February 2018|
A section of NH-47 along the Erode Bypass of NSEW Corridor highway in Tamilnadu.
- NHDP website
- "National Highways Development Project – North–South and East–West Corridor". भारतीय राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग प्राधिकरण – National Highways Authority of India (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) (in English and Hindi). 28 February 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2017.