National Highway 117 (India)(old numbering)

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National Highway 117
Route information
Length: 133 km (83 mi)
Major junctions
From: Kona, West Bengal
  with NH 2 & NH 6 in Kona
To: Bakkhali, West Bengal
States: West Bengal: 133 km (83 mi)
Vidyasagar Setu - Kolkata - Diamond Harbour - Namkhana[1]
Highway system
NH 116 NH 119

National Highway 117 (NH 117), is a National Highway in India that runs entirely within the state of West Bengal. The north-western terminal is in Kona, near the town of Nibra, Howrah district and the southern terminal is in the coastal town of Bakkhali in South 24 Parganas district. The length of this highway is 133 km (83 mi). It connects the cities of Howrah, Kolkata, Diamond Harbour, Kulpi and Bakkhali with NH 2 and NH 6.

8 km (5.0 mi) long Kona Expressway serves as a connector of Kolkata to NH2 and hence is part of Golden Quadrilateral project.[2] At Nibra town of the Howrah district, Kona Expressway joins to NH 6 as well.[3] Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is setting up Rubber Park and Foundry Park around the area covered by Salap, Bankra, Nibra and Tentulkuli.[3] Along with Diamond Harbour Road, this erstwhile State Highway forms National Highway 117, connecting NH6 to the coastal town of Bakkhali. NH-117 has a length of 133 km (83 mi).[4] The Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways accorded National Highway status to these two roads, which formed NH-117 together. However, due to land acquisition issues, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has declared their plan to return these two roads to state government, also pointing out to the heavy traffic on Diamond Harbour Road and to the existence of multitude of underground utilities there.[5]

National Highway - 117 (Diamond Harbour Road)@ Diamond Harbour River Side
Sagarika - Diamond Harbour


Kona Expressway near the Vidyasagar Setu, Howrah.
Heavy Traffic in Behala

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NH wise details of NH in respect of stretches entrusted to NHAI" (PDF). National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Business Portal of India: Investment Opportunities and Incentives : State Level Investment : West Bengal : Infrastructure". Business Knowledge Resource Online. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Howrah: Industrial Infrastructure" (PDF). Official website of Howrah district. p. 4. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  4. ^ "National Highways and their lengths". Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  5. ^ Krishnendu Bandyopadhyay, TNN (2008-10-16). "Kona Expressway to lose NH tag". The Times of India. Retrieved 2008-12-31.