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National Highway 44
National Highway 44 in Red on India map
Jammu Srinagar Highway.jpg
Entrance of National Highway 44 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Route information
Part of AH1 AH2 AH43
Length4,112 km (2,555 mi)
GQ: 94 km (58 mi) (Bengaluru – Krishnagiri)
NS: 1,828 km (Lakhnadon – Kanyakumari)
Major junctions
North endSrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Major intersections
South endKanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
Location
CountryIndia
StatesJammu and Kashmir: 304 km (189 mi)
Himachal Pradesh: 11 km (6.8 mi)
Punjab: 279 km (173 mi)
Haryana: 257 km (160 mi)
Uttar Pradesh: 287 km (178 mi)
Madhya Pradesh: 547 km (340 mi)
Maharashtra: 260 km (160 mi)
Telangana: 533 km (331 mi)
Andhra Pradesh: 260 km (160 mi)
Karnataka: 135 km (84 mi)
Tamil Nadu: 630 km (390 mi)
Highway system
NH 43 NH 45

National Highway 44 (NH 44) is a major north–south National Highway in India and is the longest in the country.

It passes through the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, in addition to the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.[1]

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 and 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 National Highway) from Agra to Gwalior, former NH 75 and former NH 26 to Jhansi, and former NH 7 via Lakhnadon, Seoni, Nagpur, Adilabad, Nirmal, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Anantapur,[2]Chikkaballapur, Devanahalli, Bangalore, Hosur, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar and Tirunelveli terminating at Kanyakumari.[3]

Delhi (Mubarka Chowk) to Panipat 70 km section is being upgraded also known as Delhi-Panipat Expressway[4], at the cost of ₹2,178.82 crores, to an elevated tolled expressway with 8 main lane and 4 (2+2) service lanes, which was completed in July 2023.[5][6][7] The NH-44 road between Salem and Thoppur in Tamil Nadu is very much prone to fatal accidents due to the poor road design in the hilly slopes.[8] Agra-Gwalior section of this highway is part of the legendary AB Road(Agra-Bombay Road).

Route

The highway starts from Srinagar. NH 44 covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP and it is officially listed as running over 4,112 km (2,555 mi) from Srinagar to Kanyakumari. It is the longest national highway in India.

Route length in states and UTs[9]
States/UTs Total length in State/UT Junctions Destinations Other Cities Covered
Jammu and Kashmir 541 km (336 mi) 4 NH 501 in Anantnag Srinagar (The Starting point)
NH 244 in Anantnag
NH 144 in Domel
NH 144A in Jammu
Himachal Pradesh 11.08 km (6.88 mi) 0 The route runs parallel to Chakki River.
Punjab 279.42 km (173.62 mi) 4 NH 54 in Pathankot Dasua
NH 3 in Jalandhar
NH 5 in Ludhiana
NH 7 in Rajpura
Haryana 257.80 km (160.19 mi) 6 NH 344 in Ambala Kurukshetra, Faridabad
NH 152 in Ambala
NH 709A in Karnal
NH 709 in Panipat
NH 334B in Sonipat
NH 919 in Palwal
Delhi 15 km (9.3 mi) 3 NH 9 in New Delhi
NH 19 in New Delhi
NH 48 in New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh 269.10 km (167.21 mi) 3 NH 21 in Agra Vrindavan, Mathura, Lalitpur, Gurha
NH 27 in Jhansi
NH 39 in Jhansi
Rajasthan 28.29 km (17.58 mi) 1 NH 23 in Dholpur
Madhya Pradesh 571.9 km (355.4 mi) Gwalior, Sagar, Narsinghpur, Lakhnadon, Seoni
Maharashtra 268.36 km (166.75 mi) Nagpur, Hinganghat
Telangana 492.85 km (306.24 mi) 5 NH 61 in Nirmal Adilabad, Kamareddy, Jadcherla
NH 63 in Nizamabad
NH 65 in Hyderabad
NH 163 in Hyderabad
NH 765 in Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh 260.99 km (162.17 mi)[2] 4 NH 40 in Kurnool
NH 340C in Dhone
NH 67 in Gooty
NH 42 in Anantpur
Karnataka 95.67 km (59.45 mi) 5 NH 69 in Chikkaballapur Anantapur
NH 48 in Bangalore
NH 209 in Bangalore
NH 75 in Bangalore
NH 275 in Bangalore
Tamil Nadu 627.18 km (389.71 mi) 13 NH 648 in Hosur Virudhunagar, Namakkal
NH 77 in Krishnagiri
NH 844 in Dharmapuri
NH 79 in Salem
NH 544 in Salem
NH 81 in Karur
NH 83 in Dindigul
NH 183 in Dindigul
NH 85 in Madurai
NH 744 in Thirumangalam
NH 138 in Tirunelveli
NH 944 near Nagercoil
NH 66 in Kanyakumari

Bengaluru–Hosur Road

National Highway 44 near Bengaluru
16km long elevated stretch of NH 44 through Pench Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh

Bengaluru–Hosur Road of this highway connects Bengaluru, the capital of the state of Karnataka, and the city of Hosur, in the Krishnagiri district on the border of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. 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 Electronic 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 Electronic City. This toll road has made travel to Electronic City a lot faster. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and the Bengaluru Development Authority have planned a series of flyovers and underpasses to make this arterial road signal-free.[10]

Major intersections

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Tunnels

Primary destinations

- SrinagarJammuKathua (Jammu and Kashmir)
PathankotJalandharLudhiana (Punjab)
AmbalaKurukshetraPanipatSonipat (Haryana)
Delhi (Delhi)
FaridabadPalwal (Haryana)
MathuraAgra (UP)
Dholpur (Rajasthan)

- Morena - Gwalior (MP)
JhansiLalitpur (UP)
SagarNarsinghpurLakhnadonSeoni (MP)
NagpurHinganghat (Maharashtra)
AdilabadNirmalNizamabad- KamareddyHyderabadJadcherla (Telangana)
KurnoolDhoneAnantapur (AP)
ChikkaballapurDevanahalliBangaloreHebbagodiAttibele (Karnataka)
HosurKrishnagiriDharmapuriSalemKarurDindigulMaduraiTirunelveliKanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)

Notes

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 March 2012. 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. ^ "NH-44's Impact on Real Estate: Route & Growth". Times Property. 23 November 2023. Archived from the original on 16 April 2024. Retrieved 16 April 2024.
  4. ^ https://www.india.com/webstories/business/delhi-panipat-expressway-reduces-travel-time-to-one-hour-nhai-nitin-gadkari-chandigarh-6909881/
  5. ^ "Centre opens 11 flyovers on Delhi-Panipat stretch of NH-44". The Times of India. 21 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Gadkari inaugurates 11 flyovers on eight-lane Delhi-Panipat NH section".
  7. ^ "NHAI tells contractor to complete road construction by month-end : The Tribune India".
  8. ^ "Accident-prone spots on Salem-Thoppur stretch inspected". The Hindu. 22 October 2016. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Details of National Highways" (PDF). morth.nic.in. MoRTH. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
  10. ^ "Hosur Road widening is in full swing". Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  11. ^ Sharma, Arun (17 March 2023). "T5 tunnel opens for traffic, bypasses most vulnerable stretch on Jammu-Srinagar NH". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
  12. ^ a b "Highways Project" (PDF). National Highways Authority of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2018.

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