National Highway 35 (India)

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Indian National Highway 35
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National Highway 35
Road map of India with National Highway 35 highlighted in blue
Route information
Part of AH1
Length: 61 km (38 mi)
Major junctions
From: Barasat
To: Petrapole
Location
States: West Bengal
Primary
destinations:
HabraGaighataBangaon
Highway system
NH 34 NH 36

National Highway 35 or NH 35 runs from Barasat to Petrapole (near Bangaon) on the IndiaBangladesh border. It links to Benapole in Bangladesh. Earlier, the road from Dum Dum to Jessore was called Jessore Road. While the Dum Dum–Barasat sector is now part of NH 34, the Barasat–Petrapole sector is now part of NH 35.

Total length of NH 35 is 61 kilometres (38 mi).[1]

History[edit]

This road used to called as Kali Babu's Road in early 17th century when the Bengali Jamindar Kali babu made this road from Khulna(Bangladesh) to Kolkata. Later on British government was made this metal road to connect British Air Force in Jessore(Now in Bangladesh) to Calcutta(Now Kolkata).

Bus service[edit]

There is a regular bus service between Dhaka and Kolkata along this national highway. The Government sponsored bus service was launched on June 19, 1999; the inaugural bus was received in Dhaka by Sheikh Hasina, the then-Prime Minister of Bangladesh.[2]

Rather than Government Bus, there are many direct private shuttle buses that travel from Kolkata(Karunamoye) to Dhaka (Malibug, Gulistan, Motijil) every day, e.g. Shohag, Eagle, Hanif.

Traffic[edit]

According to study by RITES in 2006, the goods traffic at Petrapole was approximately 400 trucks per day both ways, while the 2006 passenger traffic was about 1,159 people per day (both incoming and outgoing). The total traffic in 2029-30 has been projected as 2,938 trucks per day and the passenger traffic by then will be 3,924 people per day.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Highways Starting and Terminal Stations". Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  2. ^ Malhotra, Jyoti (June 18, 1999). "Bus maps the route to better Indo-Bangla ties". expressindia.com (The Indian Express). Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Petrapole infrastructure to be beefed up". The Hindu Business Line 18 June 2006. Retrieved 2009-02-12.