National Highway 1 (India)
Map of the National Highway in red
|Length||534 km (332 mi)|
|East end||NH 3, Leh|
| NH 301, Kargil|
NH 444, Srinagar
NH 44, Srinagar
NH 701A, Baramulla
NH 701, Baramulla
|West end||S-3 Strategic Highway, Hattian Bala|
|States||Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh|
|Baramulla, Srinagar, Kargil|
National Highway 1 (NH 1) in India runs between the union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. It comprises parts of old NH1A and NH1D. The number 1 indicates, under the new numbering system, that it is the northernmost East-West highway in India.
NH 1 passes from Uri to Baramulla, Srinagar, Sonamarg, Zoji La, Dras, Kargil and Leh. The route passes through high mountain passes and most of the road clings to mountainsides. The NH is the lifeline of the Ladakh region. An alternative route, the Leh-Manali Highway, exists but it climbs over even higher mountain passes. NH 1 passes near the India-Pakistan border.
The Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) operates regular Deluxe and Ordinary bus services between Srinagar and Leh on this route with an overnight halt at Kargil. Taxis (cars and jeeps) are also available at Srinagar for the journey.
|Leh||Leh||0.0||0.0||NH 3||East end|
|Srinagar||||445.1||276.6||NH 44||old NH1A|
|||574.1||356.7||S-3 Strategic Highway||West end|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "New National Highways notification - GOI" (PDF). The Gazette of India. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
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