North–South and East–West Corridor
|North–South and East–West Corridor|
National highways with the north–south (red) and east–west (green) corridors highlighted
|Length:||7,300 km (4,500 mi)|
|Length:||4,000 km (2,000 mi)|
|NH 1A, NH 1, NH 2, NH 3, NH 75, NH 26, NH 7, NH 47|
|Length:||3,300 km (2,100 mi)|
|NH 54, NH 36, NH 37, NH 31, NH 31C, NH 57, NH 28, NH 25, NH 76, NH 14, NH 15, NH 8A, NH 8B|
The North-South–East-West Corridor (NS-EW) is the largest ongoing highway project in India. It is the second phase of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), and consists of building 7300 kilometers of four/six lane expressways connecting Srinagar, Kanyakumari, Porbandar and Silchar, at a cost of US$12.317 billion (at 1999 prices). As of January 2012[update], 5945 of 7300 kilometers project has been completed.
In combination with India's Golden Quadrilateral, and port connectivity highways, NS-EW Corridor forms a key part of Indian highway network connecting many of its important manufacturing, commerce and cultural centers. As of May 2012, India has completed and placed in use some 15800 kilometers of such 4-lane highways.
Only National Highways are used in the two corridors.
- North–South Corridor (4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi)): NH 1A (Srinagar–Jalandhar), NH 1 (Jalandhar – Delhi), NH 2 (Delhi–Agra), NH 3 (Agra–Gwalior), NH 75 (Gwalior–Jhansi), NH 26 (Jhansi– Narsinghpur -Lakhnadon), NH 7 (Lakhnadon–Nagpur-Hyderabad-Bangalore-Madurai-Kanyakumari), NH 47 (Salem–Coimbatore–Kochi)
- East-West Corridor (3,300 kilometres (2,100 mi)): NH 8B (Porbandar–Rajkot), NH 8A (Rajkot–Samakhiali), NH 15 (Samkhiali–Radhanpur), NH 14 (Radhanpur–Pindwara), NH 76 (Pindwara – Shivpuri), NH 25 (Shivpuri–Lucknow), NH 28 (Lucknow–Muzaffarpur), NH 57 (Muzaffarpur–Darbhanga- Purnia), NH 31 (Purnia–Galgalia), NH 31C (Galgalia–Bijni), NH 31 (Bijni–Guwahati), NH 37 (Guwahati–Nagaon), NH 36 (Nagaon–Dabaka), NH 54 (Dabaka–Silchar)
Interchange points between the corridors
- The following is an interchange section
- Jhansi is the junction of North–South and East–West Corridors.
- The following four stretches are common between the Golden Quadrilateral and the NS-EW Corridors.
- The following is a Spur Highway of North–South Corridor
|North-South Corridor||East-West Corridor|
|(From North to South)
||(From West to East)|
There is a popular demand for extension of East West Corridor from Silchar to Moreh via Jiribam and Imphal, and from Nagaon to Stilwell Road via Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Ledo. This two extension may increase the cross border trade with south east Asia.
|Segment||Total Length||Length Completed||Under Implementation||Length to be Awarded||Percent Completed(%)||As of (date)|
|North–South & East–West Corridor||7,142 km (4,438 mi)||6,177 km (3,838 mi)||593 km (368 mi)||372 km (231 mi)||86.48||October 31, 2013 |
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