National Highway 63 (India)
Road map of India with National Highway 63 highlighted in solid blue color
|Length:||432 km (268 mi)|
|West end:||Ankola, Karnataka|
|NH 7 in Gooty|
|East end:||Gooty, Andhra Pradesh|
|States:||Karnataka: 370 km (230 mi)
Andhra Pradesh: 62 km (39 mi)
|Ankola - Yellapur - Hubballi - Gadag - Koppal - Hosapete - Toranagallu - Bellary - Gooty|
National Highway 63 is a National highway within the two southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in India. It connects Ankola on NH 17 in Karnataka to Gooty NH 7 on in Andhra Pradesh. This highway was previously a state highway. The Total length of NH 63 runs to 432 km (268 mi).
NH-63 passes through Yellapura, Hubli, Gadag, Koppal, Hosapete, Toranagallu, Bellary and Guntakal and usually traveses east-west. This highway is heavily used by lorries(trucks) carrying ores of iron, manganese and granite to New Mangalore Port and Karwar port from mining areas of Bellary district and other parts of northern Karnataka. NH-63 the so called classified road under national highways authority of India is probably the worst maintained road in the country, with thousands of speed breakers, shrink width, with no rest and information provided of fuel and hospital. the road has bridge across river near Paramadevanahalli, 12 km from Bellary city which was opened to general public in 1987 is still collecting toll. for a distance of only 25 km from Bellary city towards Andhra state the NH63 har 26 deadly speed breakers. killing the patients before being carried to hospitals. no village has the bypass, there is lot of encroachment in villages, hampering the traffic.
-  NH-63 map
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