National Highway 5 (India)(old numbering)

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National Highway 16 marker

National Highway 16
Road map of India with National Highway 16 highlighted in solid blue color
Route information
Part of
Length: 1,533 km (953 mi)
GQ: 1448 km (Chennai - Balasore)
Major junctions
North end: Jharpokharia, Odisha
South end: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
States: Odisha: 488 km
Andhra Pradesh: 1000 km
Tamil Nadu: 45 km
Kolkata (by NH 6) - Balasore - Cuttack - Bhubaneswar - Berhampur - Visakhapatnam - Rajahmundry - Vijayawada - Guntur - Ongole - Nellore - Chennai
Highway system

National Highway 16 (NH 16), according to new numbering, is a major National Highway in India that runs along India's east coast through the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It used to be called NH-5. The northern terminal is at Jharpokharia in Mayurbhanj district in Odisha and the southern terminal is at Chennai in Tamil Nadu. NH 16 is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral project undertaken by National Highways Development Project.[1]

NH 16 runs for 1,533 km (953 mi).

  • Odisha - 488 km (303 mi)
  • Andhra Pradesh - 1,000 km (620 mi)
  • Tamil Nadu - 45 km (28 mi)


In Tamil Nadu, NH 16 starts from Chennai and shortly enters Andhra Pradesh after Gummidipundi in Tiruvallur district.

In Andhra Pradesh, it passes through most of the coastal towns in nine coastal districts including Nellore, Kavali, Ongole, Chilakaluripet, Guntur, Vijayawada, and Eluru.

In Odisha, it passes through Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Baripada and ends at Jharpokharia in Mayurbhanj district, where it meets NH 6.

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