National Highway 3 (India)

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National Highway 3
Map of the National Highway in red
Rohtang Pass on NH 3
Route information
Part of
Maintained by NHAI
Length 556 km (345 mi)
Major junctions
West end Attari, Punjab
East end Leh, J & K
Location
States Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir
Primary
destinations
Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Naduan, Hamirpur, Toni Devi, Awa Devi, Mandi, Kullu, Manali
Highway system
NH 3NH 1

National Highway 3, or NH 3, is a national highway in India.[1] It starts from Atari adjacent to India-Pakistan border and near Amritsar and terminates at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, via Manali in Himachal Pradesh.[2]

History[edit]

After renumbering of all national highways by National Highway Authority of India in 2010, parts of the former NH 1 and NH 70 have been combined with parts of former NH 21 to create the new NH 3.

  • Attari - Jalandhar section of old NH 1.
  • Jalandhar - Mandi section of old NH 70.
  • Mandi - Manali section of old NH 21.

Route[edit]

National Highway 3 route runs through three states.

Punjab

Attari, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur - H.P. border (178.44 km).[3]

Himachal Pradesh

Punjab border - Nadaun, Hamirpur, Toni Devi, Awa Devi, Mandi, Kullu, Manali, Gramphoo, Kyelong - J & K border (208 km).[4][5]

Jammu and Kashmir

H.P border - Leh (170 km).[5]

Schematic map of National Highways in India

Junctions[edit]

Terminal at Wagah India/Pakistan border.
NH 54 near Amritsar.
NH 354 near Amritsar.
NH 503A near Amritsar.
NH 44 near Jalandhar.
NH 703 near Jalandhar.
NH 703A near Jalandhar.
NH 344B near Hoshiarpur.
NH 503A near Hoshiarpur.
NH 503 near Mubarakpur.
NH 303 near Nadaun.
NH 103 near Hamirpur.
NH 305 near Aut.
NH 505 near Gramphoo.
NH 1 Terminal point near Leh.

Construction and upgradation[edit]

Process for upgrading of road from two to four lanes on Jalandhar to Hoshiarpur section was started by NHAI to improve connectivity. Traffic congestion is encountered at Adampur and Rama Mandi on this 58 km stretch.[6] 39.4 km of this project is assigned to the public works department, Punjab.[7]

Map with spur routes[edit]

Map of NH3 in red, spur routes in blue

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route mapRoute map