National Highway 34 (India)
Road map of India with National Highway 34 highlighted in blue
|Part of AH1|
|Length:||443.5 km (275.6 mi)|
|NH 80 at Farrakka|
|To:||Dalkhola junction with NH 31|
|Barasat, Ranaghat, Shantipur, Krishnanagar, Palashi, Baharampur, Morgram, Jangipur, Farrakka, Ingraj Bazar, Pandua, Gazole, Raiganj, Karandighi|
National Highway 34 or NH 34 runs from Dum Dum in north Kolkata to Dalkhola, where it meets NH 31, which connects it to Siliguri, several towns in north Bengal and the North-East. It is the main link of the districts of North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad, Maldah, and Uttar Dinajpur with the state capital, as well as north Bengal and the North-East.
Total length of NH 34 is 443.5 kilometres (275.6 mi).
National Highways Authority of India had taken up a mammoth project of widening and developing NH 34. Funded primarily by the Asian Development Bank, the project cost was pegged at Rs. 2,000 crore. According to the project plans, the existing two-lane highway was to be widened into a four-lane high-speed corridor.However, as of January 2009, the national highway has been in a terrible state for several years now, with National Highways Authority of India and state public works department locked in a dispute over who should maintain the crucial link to north Bengal and the North-East. The state government has also been unable to acquire land for converting the two-lane road into a four-lane expressway.
- "National Highways and their lengths". National Highways Authority of India. Retrieved 2009-02-12.
- Chakraborti, Suman (2006-05-29). "Rs 2,000-cr project to widen NH-34". Times of India, 29 May 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- Niyogi, Subhro (2009-01-11). "Volvo set to drive out of NH-34". Times of India, 11 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
- List of National Highways in India
- List of National Highways in India (by Highway Number)
- National Highways Development Project