IMPORTANT NATIONAL HIGHWAYS IN INDIA

The national highways network of India is a network of highways that is managed and maintained by agencies of the Government of India. These highways measured over 100,087 km (62,191 mi) as of June 2016, including over 1,000 km (620 mi) of limited-access expressways (motorways). It is the second longest highway system in the world after China’s (111,950 kilometres (69,560 mi)).

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is the nodal agency responsible for building, upgrading and maintaining most of the national highways network. It operates under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The National Highways Development Project(NHDP) is a major effort to expand and upgrade the network of highways. NHAI often uses a public-private partnership model for highway development, maintenance and toll-collection.

As per new numbering system,

  1. All North-South highways will carry EVEN number
  2. All East-West highways will have ODD numbers
  3. All major Highways will be single digit or double digit in number (Read the exception in point F)
  4. North-South highways will increase their numbers from East to West. For example, a particular North-South highway in Central India or Western India will have a higher number than the one in East India. To be specific, now you can guess that NH4 is somewhere in East India where as highway 44 may be towards the west of India while both runs north-south due to the even numbering
  5. Similarly East-West highways will increase their numbers as we move from North to South. By this logic NH1 will be running East-West somewhere in North India while NH 83 may be somewhere down south. Of course, there may be a minor confusion among some roads that may be running diagonally in stretches
  6. THREE digit numbered highways are secondary routes or branches of a main highway. For example, 144, 244, 344 etc will be the branches of the main National highway 44. Please note that since NH44 (NS Corridor) runs the length of the country from North to South a side shoot say 144 may be up north while something like 944 may be down south
  7. Suffixes A, B, C, D etc are added to the three digit sub highways to indicate very small spin-offs or stretches of sub-highways. For example, 966A, 527B etc

 

LIST OF IMPORTANT NATIONAL HIGHWAYS

 

Old – NH 1A (Uri-Baramulla-Srinagar) / NH1D (Srinagar-Kargil-Leh)
New – NH 1 (Uri-Leh)

Old – NH 1C (Domel-Katra)
New – NH 144

Old – NH 1 (Atari-Amritsar-Jalandhar) / NH 70 (Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur-Hamirpur-Mandi) / NH 21 (Mandi-Kullu-Manali)
New – NH 3 (Atari-Manali)

Old – NH 95 (Ferozepur-Ludhiana-Kharar) / NH 21 (Kharar-Chandigarh) / NH 22 (Panchkula-Shimla-Rampur-Puh and onwards)
New – NH 5 (Firozpur-Puh and onwards)
Note: official text and present ground situation are at variance.

Old – NH 21A (Pinjore-Nalagarh-Swarghat)
New – NH 105

Old – NH 21 (Kharar-Swarghat-Nauni) / SH (Nauni-Brahmaputra) / NH 88 (Brahmpukhar-Darlaghat-Shimla)
New – NH 205 (Kharar-Shimla)

Old – NH 20 (Pathankot-Palampur-Mandi) / NH 21 (Mandi-Ghagas-Nauni)
New – NH 154 (Pathankot-Nauni)

Old – NH 10 (India/Pak border-Fazilka-Malaut) / NH 15 (Malaut-Bathinda) / NH 64 (Bathinda-Sangrur-Patiala-Zirakpur) / NH 22 (Zirakpur-Panchkula) / NH 73 (Panchkula-Shahzadpur) / NH 72 (Shahzadpur-Paonta Sahib-Dehradun-Bhaniyawala) / NH 58 (Rishikesh-Devprayag-Karnprayag-Mana)
New – NH 7 (India/Pak border-Fazilka-Mana)

Old – NH 109 (Rudraprayag-Guptkashi-Gauri Kund)
New – NH 107

Old – NH 123 (Herbertpur-Nainbagh-Barkot)
New – NH 507

Old – NH 72B (Paonta Sahib-Shilai-Tiuni-Hatkoti)
New – NH 707

Old – NH 10 (Malaut-Sirsa-Rohtak-Delhi) / NH 24 (Delhi-Moradabad-Rampur) / NH 87 (Rampur-Rudrapur) / NH 74 (Rudrapur-Sitarganj) / NH 125 (Sitarganj-Tanakpur-Pithoragarh)
New – NH 9 (Malaut-Delhi-Pithoragarh)

Old – NH 87 (Rudrapur-Haldwani-Almora-Gairsain-Karnprayag)
New – NH 109

Old – NH 74 (Rudrapur-Kashipur) / NH 121 (Kashipur-Mohan-Thalisain-Buwakhal) / NH 119 (Buwakhal-Pauri-Shrinagar)
New – NH 309 (Rudrapur-Shrinagar)

Old – NH 108 (Gangotri-Uttarkashi-Dharasu Bend) / NH 94 (Dharasu Bend-Chamba-Rishikesh-Haridwar) / NH 74 (Haridwar-Najibabad) / NH 119 (Najibabad-Bijnor-Meerut) / NH 58 (Meerut-Ghaziabad) / NH 91 (Ghaziabad-Aligarh-Kannauj-Kanpur) / NH 86 (Kanpur-Hamirpur-Hirapur) / NH 12A (Hirapur-Damoh-Jabalpur) / NH 7 (Jabalpur-Lakhnadon)
New – NH 34 (Gangotri-Lakhnadon)

Old – NH 94 (Dharasu Bend-Barkot-Jankichatti)
New – NH 134

Old – NH 58 (Haridwar-Muzaffarnagar-Meerut) / NH 235 (Meerut-Hapur-Bulandshahar)
New – NH 334 (Haridwar-Bulandshahar)

Old – NH 119 (Najibabad-Satpuli-Buwakhal)
New – NH 534

Old – NH 74 (Najibabad-Nagina-Kashipur)
New – NH 734

Old – NH 2 (Delhi-Agra-Kanpur-Varanasi-Aurangabad-Asansol-Kolkata)
New – NH 19

Old – NH 8B (Porbandar-Rajkot-Bamanbor) / NH 8A (Bamanbor-Morvi-Samakhiali) / NH 15 (Samakhiali-Radhanpur) / NH 14 (Radhanpur-Palanpur-Pindwara) / NH 76 (Pindwara-Udaipur-Kota-Shivpuri) / NH 25 (Shivpuri-Jhansi-Kanpur-Lucknow) / NH 28 (Lucknow-Faizabad-Gorakhpur-Muzaffarpur) / NH 57 (Muzaffarpur-Darbhanga-Forbesganj-Purnia) / NH 31 (Purnia-Dalkola-Shiliguri) / NH 31D (Shiliguri-Jalpaiguri-Salsalabari) / NH 31C (Alipurduar-Bongaigaon-Bijni) / NH 31 (Bijni-Nalbari-Guwahati) / NH 37 (Guwahati-Nagaon) / NH 36 (Nagaon-Dabaka) / NH 54 (Dabaka-Haflong-Silchar)
New – NH 27 (Porbandar-Silchar)

Old – NH 1A (Srinagar-Jammu-Pathankot-Jalandhar) / NH 1 (Jalandhar-Ambala-Delhi) / NH 2 (Delhi-Agra) / NH 3 (Agra-Gwalior) / NH 75 (Gwalior-Datia-Jhansi) / NH 26 (Jhansi-Sagar-Lakhnadon) / NH 7 (Lakhnadon-Nagpur-Adilabad-Hyderabad–Bengaluru-Salem-Madurai-Kanyakumari)
New – NH 44 (Srinagar-Kanyakumari) – “Kashmir to Kanyakumari”

Old – NH 8 (Delhi-Jaipur Byepass-Udaipur-Ahmedabad-Ankleshwar-Mumbai) / NH 4 (Thane-Pune-Kolhapur-Hubli-Bengaluru) / NH 7 (Bengaluru-Krishnagiri) / NH 46 (Krishnagiri-Vellore-Ranipet) / NH 4 (Ranipet-Chennai)
New – NH 48 (Delhi-Chennai)

Old – NH 71 (Sangrur-Narwana) / NH 65 (Narwana-Hisar-Fatehpur) / NH 11 (Fatehpur-Sikar-Jaipur) / NH 12 (Jaipur-Tonk-Kota-Biaora) / NH 3 (Biaora-Indore-Dhule) / NH 211 (Dhule-Aurangabad-Osmanabad–Solapur) / NH 13 (Solapur-Bijapur) / NH 218 (Bijapur-Hubli) / NH 63 (Hubli-Ankola)
New – NH 52 (Sangrur-Ankola)