National Highway 49 (India)(old numbering)

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Indian National Highway 49
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National Highway 49
Route information
Length: 440 km (270 mi)
Major junctions
From: Kochi, Kerala
To: Mukundarayar Chathiram, Dhanushkodi, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu
Location
States: Tamil Nadu: 290 km (180 mi)
Kerala: 150 km (93 mi)
Primary
destinations:
Cochin - Adimali - Munnar - Theni - Madurai - Ramanathapuram - Rameswaram - Dhanushkodi
Highway system
NH 48 NH 50

National Highway 49 (or NH 49) is a National Highway in southern India. It traverses coast-to-coast linking Cochin in Kerala with Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu. It crosses the famous Pamban Bridge (Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge) before crossing into Rameswaram island. The total length runs up to 440 km (270 mi).[1] The 5 km road between Mukundarayar Chathiram and Dhanuskodi was destroyed during the 1963 cyclone and was never rebuilt. Government of India has recently announced that the destroyed stretch will be rebuilt at a cost of INR 250 million.

Route[edit]

NH 49 starts from the junction of NH 47 at Kundannoor in Kochi and terminates at Muguntharayar Chattram between Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi.

Kerala: Kochi, Thripunithura, Thiruvankulam, Puthencruz, Kolenchery, Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam, Neriamangalam, Adimali, Munnar, Devikulam and Poopara

Tamil Nadu: Bodinayakkanur, Theni, Andipatti, Usilampatti, Madurai, Tiruppuvanam, Manamadurai, Parthibanur, Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram, Mandapam, Pamban, Rameswaram and Mukundarayar Chathiram.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Highways and their lengths". National Highways Authority of India. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] NH 85 on MapsofIndia.com