Kabul–Jalalabad Road

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National Highway 8
Kabul–Jalalabad Road
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Highways in Afghanistan
Somewhere on the Kabul–Jalalabad Road
View of the road
Stopped traffic on the Jalalabad–Kabul Road.

The Kabul–Jalalabad Road, also known as National Highway 08 (NH08), is a highway running between the Afghan cities of Kabul (the national capital) and Jalalabad, the largest city in eastern Afghanistan and capital of Nangarhar Province.[1] A portion of the road runs through the Tang-e Gharu gorge.[2]

The road is about 152 kilometres (94 mi) long and travels upwards from an elevation of 575 m in Jalalabad to 1790 m in Kabul.[3] Because of the many traffic accidents, the road between Jalalabad and Kabul is considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world.[4][5] It consists of narrow roads with sharp turns past high cliffs and a valley of the Kabul River below, with which it runs parallel.[6]

It is a large part of the Afghan leg of the Grand Trunk Road.

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  1. ^ "Application of Road Numbering System National Highway", [1] Archived 2017-05-07 at the Wayback Machine The Ministry of Public Works (October 16, 2015)
  2. ^ Gladstone, Cary (2001). Afghanistan Revisited. Nova Publishers. ISBN 9781590334218.
  3. ^ https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/project-document/61388/44482-01-afg-iee-02.pdf
  4. ^ "The Most Dangerous Road?"
  5. ^ "On Afghan Road, Scenes of Beauty and Death"
  6. ^ https://www.adventurebikerider.com/kabul-jalalabad-highway-afghanistan/

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