National Highway 1 (India)

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For the old National Highway 1, see National Highway 44 (India).

National Highway 1 marker

National Highway 1
Route information
Length: 534 km (332 mi)
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Major junctions
South end: Uri, Jammu & Kashmir
  NH 44 in Srinagar
North end: leh, Jammu & Kashmir
Highway system
NH 1 NH 44

National Highway 1 (NH 1) is a National Highway in North India that connects the Kashmir valley to Leh and the rest of India. The northern terminal is in Uri in Jammu & Kashmir and the southern terminal is in Leh. Stretches of NH 1 run through some extremely treacherous terrain and shut-offs because of avalanches or landslides are common in Winter months.[1] The famous Jawahar Tunnel that connects Jammu with the Kashmir Valley across the Pir Panjal Range falls en route. An all-weather alternate road project that will cut short the distance between the two cities by 82 km (51 mi) and the travel time by two-thirds is currently being considered[2][3]

National Highways Development Project[edit]

Approximately 534 km (332 mi)stretch of NH 1 from Uri to Leh is a part of the North-South Corridor.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Feasibility Study and Detailed Engineering for 4 Laning NH1A
  2. ^ [2] Srinagar-Jammu road project, as per a survey, will cut short the distance between the two cities by 82 km
  3. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  4. ^ [3] Highways-Source-National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

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