National Highway 67 (India)(old numbering)

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Indian National Highway 67
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National Highway 67
Route information
Length: 520 km (320 mi)
Major junctions
From: Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu
  NH 45A in Thiruvarur
NH 226 in Thanjavur
NH 45C in Thanjavur
NH 210 in Trichy
NH 227 in Trichy
NH 45 in Trichy
NH 45B in Trichy
NH 7 in Karur
NH 47 in Coimbatore
NH 209 in Coimbatore
To: Gundlupet, Chamrajnagar district, Karnataka
Location
States: Tamil Nadu: 505 km
Karnataka: 50 km
Primary
destinations:
Nagapattinam - Tanjore - Thiruvarur - Trichy - Karur - Coimbatore - Ooty - Gudalur, Nilgiris - Gundlupet
Highway system
NH 66 NH 68

National Highway 67 is a National Highway in Southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It runs from Nagapattinam, a sea-side town in Tamil Nadu to Gundlupet, Chamrajnagar district, in Karnataka near the intersection of National Highway 212. The most important cities connected by this highway are Coimbatore and Trichy and other important towns connected by this highway are Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Tanjore, Karur, Kangayam, Mettupalayam, Ooty, Gudalur, Nilgiris. This highway traverses the wider middle region of Tamil Nadu. The total length of NH 67 runs to 555 km (345 mi).[1] The National Highway 67 along with National Highway 212 connects city of Mysuru via Gundlupet with Ooty. The NH 67 passes through Bandipur National Park in Karnataka state and Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu state. There has been reports of wild animals being killed by speeding vehicles in this highway.

Route[edit]

Main article: Nilgiri Ghat Roads

Nagappattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Trichy, Kulithalai, Karur, Vellakoil, Kangayam, Pongalur, Palladam, Coimbatore, Mettupalayam,Kallar, Burliar, Coonoor, Aruvankadu, Yellanahalli, Ooty, Pykara, Naduvattam and Gundlupet.[2]

And there is a proposal for extension of this highway as NH 67-A, which splits from Karur towards Erode, and joins NH 209 at Sathyamangalam via Gobichettipalayam.

Road upgrading[edit]

NH 67 runs along the southern banks of Kaveri river between Trichy and Karur. The road between Karur and Coimbatore for a distance of 114.4 km (71.1 mi) is being widened into two/four lanes expressway and the project will be complete by August 2009.[3] The 67 km (42 mi) distance between Thanjavur and Trichy is widened by Madhucon Projects Ltd. The 79.7 km (49.5 mi) distance between Trichy and Karur is widened by Reliance Infrastructure.[4] The Coonoor-Mettupalayam section was shut in 2010 due to landslides caused by heavy rains in the region.[5] Subsequently, the National Highways Authority of India had the road re-laid which got eroded, again due to rains.[6] In 2012, the Highways Department decided to initiate criminal proceedings against the NHAI, under Section 133 of Criminal Penal Code, dealing with acts endangering human life, due to non maintenance of the road.[7]

The Coimbatore-Karur section is 10 metres wide, with one-metre hard way on either side, while 30 km of the road, covering important towns, is four-lane, and the remaining two-lane till Karur.[8]

The Karur-Trichy section is being upgraded by Reliance Infrastructure on BOT basis.[9][10]

The Trichy-Thanjavur section is being upgraded by Madhucon on a BOT basis.[11]

In 2010, the State Government sent a proposal to the centre for upgrading the Thanjavur-Nagapattinam section of the highway.[12]

NH67 through Coimbatore city[edit]

Palladam(Tirupur district) - Kangayampalayam - Sulur - Karanampattai - Irugur - Chintamani pudur(Coimbatore bypass junction of NH 47) - Ondipudur - Singanallur - Ramanathapuram - Olumpus - Sungam junction - Government Hospital - Lanka Corner - Big Bazaar street - Town Hall - Oppanakara street - RG Street - North Coimbatore Chintamani - Saibaba Temple - Koundampalayam junction - Thudiyalur - Narasimhanaickenpalayam - Jodipuram -Periyanaickenpalayam - Karamadai - Mettupalayam.

Sulur - Mettupalayam Bypass, Coimbatore[edit]

An Eastern bypass road project from Sulur to Mettupalayam in Coimbatore connecting NH-67 with NH-67, again bypassing with Coimbatore city is likely to begin on 2011(mid-June). The stretch from Sulur would be from Kangayampalayam, Neelambur, Mayilampatty. Vehicles from Karur, Kullitalai, Trichy, Kangayam, Dharapuram, Dindigul, Madurai, Thanjavur and other southern and south-eastern districts of Tamil Nadu could proceed to Mettupalayam and Ooty without having to enter Coimbatore city. Three rail-overbridges would come up at Sulur, Narasimhanaickenpalayam & Karamadai.The entire stretch of Mettupalayam bypass road from Coimbatore would be 53.95 km. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Aug 27, 2013 stated that due to coordination issues from the government it proposes to withdrew from the project to extend National Highway-67 in Coimbatore district between Kangeyampalayam to Mettupalayam. Actually the project was not dropped by NHAI. It is still there in NHAI website as one of the under construction projects in the Phase III plan. The drop plan is not yet confirmed by NHAI or by any other government offices related to transport ministry. People in Coimbatore are expecting some high infrastructure projects like this for the development of their city. [13][14]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Highways and their lengths". Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India. National Highways Authority of India. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  2. ^ NHAI website
  3. ^ Karur to Coimbatore road widening
  4. ^ [1] Thanjavur to Karur widening-Source-National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  5. ^ "Traffic resumes on Mettupalayam-Coonoor Road". Coimbatore: The Hindu. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Thiagarajan, Shantha (2010-10-20). "Rs 6 crore down the drain, Ooty highways is a gaping hole now". Chennai: The Times of India. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  7. ^ D., Radhakrishnan (2012-03-27). "Criminal proceedings likely against NHAI". Udhagamandalam: The Hindu. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Widening of Coimbatore-Karur highway begins". Tirupur: The Hindu. 2006-10-30. Retrieved 10 April 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  9. ^ "Rinfra completes four-laning Trichy-Dindigul". Mumbai: The Hindu. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Reliance Infrastructure - Roads". Reliance Infrastructure. Retrieved 18 May 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  11. ^ "Madhucon bags Rs 1,500-cr highway project". Hyderabad: The Hindu. 2010-03-21. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  12. ^ Staff Reporter (2012-05-14). "Strengthening of 80-km stretch on NH awaits Centre's approval". Tamil Nadu: The Hindu. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  13. ^ . Chennai, India http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/nhai-takes-first-step-towards-withdrawing-from-state-projects/article5065510.ece13.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  14. ^ "NHAI cancels Rs 535cr project for 4-lane road in Coimbatore - The Times of India". The Times Of India.