National Highway 209 (India)
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|Length:||456 km (283 mi)|
|To:||Vedasandur, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu|
|States:||Karnataka: 170 km
Tamil Nadu: 286 km
|Kollegal - Chamrajanagar - Bannari - Sathyamangalam - Coimbatore - Pollachi - Palani - Dindigul|
National Highway 209 is a National Highway in Southern India. It starts from Dewan Madhao Rao road in Basavanagudi, Bengaluru in Karnataka and ends at NH 7 at Vedasandur north of Dindigul District in Tamil Nadu. The road crosses Kaveri river between Malavalli and Sattegal and it crosses from Punjanoor in Karnataka into Hasanur in Tamil Nadu. The road is called Sathyamangalam road between Coimbatore and Sathyamangalam of Erode District and Kanakapura road between Bangalore and Kanakapura of Ramanagara district. This is the most important road passing through the Coimbatore city and its suburbs. The length of the road is about 44 km within its city limits including suburbs. It is the best way to reach Bangalore from Coimbatore about 350 km, instead of going via Salem due to heavy traffic between Salem-Coimbatore NH47. There is a proposal to convert the Dindigal - Annur(Coimbatore) as an expressway in this route due to the volume of vehicular and truck traffic. This route passing through ghat section from Sathyamangalam to Hasanur in Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Route
Karnataka Side Route
Kinathukadavu - Echanari(Coimbatore bypass towards Madukarai on NH 47) - Sundrapuram - Attuppalam toll gate - Karumbukadai - Ukkadam - Oppanakara street - Town Hall - Gandhipuram(Dr. Nanjappa Road) - Ganapathy - Sivanandapuram - Saravanampatti - Sarcarsamakulam - Kovilpalayam - Ganesapuram - Kariyampalayam - Annur.
Tippu Sultan, the associated King of Mysore Kingdom used to travel along this route only. When he was in kingdom extending plan to Coimbatore he took Mysore-Nanjangud-Chamarajanagar-Sathy- Coimbatore route to reach his New areas in TN. But now we can say Chamarajanagar-Coimbatore section of NH -209 is important in historical perspective. The mode of Transportation was with help of Bulls or Horse.
Four lane road proposed from Dindigul to Coimbatore, considering the traffic and growth on the Dindigul-Coimbatore-Annur road. The road passes through the Coimbatore city and it is popularly known as Sathyamangalam road. Within the city stretch, the proposed flyover at Gandhipuram would traffic and ease congestion on Sathyamangalam road. Due to heavy volume of traffic between Saravanampatty and Annur the authorities proposed to have this stretch into a four-lane one. The other section covered 42 km from Annur to Sathyamangalam which will be converted into two-lane including the Dhimbam Ghat Section.
Bannari Amman Temple on NH 209 near Sathyamangalam town in Erode district Tamil Nadu.