National Highway 34 (India)(old numbering)

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Indian National Highway 34
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National Highway 34
Road map of India with National Highway 34 highlighted in blue
Route information
Part of AH1
Length: 443.5 km (275.6 mi)
Major junctions
From: Dum Dum
 

(1) Belghoria Expressway near Sarat Coloney
(2) NH 35 at Barasat
(3) Panagarh–Morgram Highway at Morgram
(4) NH 81 at Ingraj Bazar

(5) NH 80 at Farrakka
To: Dalkhola junction with NH 31
Location
States: West Bengal
Primary
destinations:
Barasat, Ranaghat, Shantipur, Krishnanagar, Palashi, Baharampur, Morgram, Jangipur, Farrakka, Ingraj Bazar, Pandua, Gazole, Raiganj, Karandighi
Highway system
NH 33 NH 35

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.

It meets Belghoria Expressway connecting it to NH 2 near Sarat Coloney, NH 35 at Barasat, the Panagarh–Morgram Highway at Morgram, NH 81 at Ingraj Bazar and NH 80 at Farrakka.

Total length of NH 34 is 443.5 kilometres (275.6 mi).[1]

Forest areas[edit]

Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary and Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary are located near NH 34.

Rivers[edit]

It crosses the River Churni near Ranaghat, Jalangi River near Krishnanagar, the Bhagirathi near Baharampur and the Ganges over the Farrakka Barrage.

Development programme[edit]

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.[2]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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Highways and their lengths". National Highways Authority of India. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ Chakraborti, Suman (2006-05-29). "Rs 2,000-cr project to widen NH-34". Times of India, 29 May 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  3. ^ Niyogi, Subhro (2009-01-11). "Volvo set to drive out of NH-34". Times of India, 11 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 

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