National Highway 1 (India)

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National Highway 1
Map of the National Highway in red
Route information
Length534 km (332 mi)
Major junctions
West endUri
  NH 44 Srinagar
East endLeh
Location
Primary
destinations
Baramulla, Srinagar, Kargil
Highway system
NH 1NH 3
Schematic map of National Highways in India

National Highway 1 is a national highway in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is the first primary national highway under new numbering system of India. NH 1 comprises parts of old NH1A and NH1D.[1][2]

NH 1 through Himalayan mountains in Jammu & Kashmir

Route[edit]

Uri, Baramulla, Srinagar, Sonamarg, Zoji La, Dras, Kargil and Leh. The route passes through high mountain passes and most of the road cut from mountains clings to mountain sides. The NH is the life line of Ladakh region though another route Leh-Manali Highway over even higher mountain passes exists.

National Highway 1 near Leh, Jammu & Kashmir

Transport[edit]

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.

Junctions[edit]

NH 44 (old NH1A) near Srinagar.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New National Highways notification - GOI" (PDF). The Gazette of India. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 3 April 2012.

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