National Highway 361 (India)
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|Length||548 km (341 mi)|
|South end||Tuljapur, Maharashtra|
|North end||Nagpur, Maharashtra|
|States||Maharashtra: 548 km|
|Ausa - Latur - Nanded - Yavatmal - Wardha - Nagpur|
National Highway 361 (NH 361), is a National Highway in India that runs entirely within the state of Maharashtra. Its western terminal is in Tuljapur near the intersection of NH 17 and the eastern terminal is in Butibori near Nagpur at the intersection of NH 7. The total length of the highway NH 204 is 974 km.
The highway passes through the Western Ghats (Sahyadri mountains) and is an important arterial road connecting the Konkan region with Western Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidharbha regions in the state of Maharashtra.
Till 2009, NH 204 was a 126-kilometre-long (78 mi) highway which connected only from Ratnagiri to Kolhapur.
In 2009, NHAI has announced the extension of existing NH 52 to Nagpur via Ausa-Latur-Nanded-Yavatmal-Wardha and connect it to the NH 61 at Ardhapur near Nanded. The entire NH 361 highway has been included in the national highway mega projects for upgradation to 4-lane. Out of this, the work for 4 lanning of Nagpur-Wardha stretch of 76.4 km has been initiated by Maharashtra government at a cost of INR 145 crores (INR 1.45 Billion).
The most important cities on this highway are: Tuljapur, Ausa, Latur, Chakur, Ahmedpur, Loha, Nanded, Umarkhed, Arni, Yavatmal, Wardha, Buti Bori and Nagpur.
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