National Highway 16 (India)

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National Highway 16
Schematic map of Renumbered National Highways in India
Route information
Part of
Length 1,711 km (1,063 mi)
GQ: 1711 km (ChennaiKolkata)
Major junctions
North end Dankuni, Kolkata, West Bengal
South end Chennai, Tamil Nadu
States Odisha: 488 km
Andhra Pradesh: 1,024 km
Tamil Nadu: 45 km
Kolkata (Junction of NH 6) – BalasoreBhubaneswarBrahmapur - VisakhapatnamEluru - VijayawadaGuntur - NelloreChennai
Highway system

National Highway 16 (NH 16) is a major National Highway in India, that runs along east coast of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.[1] It was previously known as National Highway 5.

The northern terminal starts at Kharagpur National Highway 19 near Kolkata and the southern terminal is at Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is a part of the Golden Quadrilateral project undertaken by National Highways Development Project.[2][3]


Many cities and towns in various districts in the States of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are connected by National Highway 16. NH 16 has a total length of 1,711 km (1,063 mi) and passes through the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.[4]

Route length in states:[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Highways Development Project Map". National Highways Authority of India. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "List of National Highways passing through A.P. State". Roads and Buildings Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 28 March 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "National highway 16 route substitution notification dated September, 2015" (PDF). The Gazette of India - Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 10 Aug 2018. 
  5. ^ "National Highways and their length" (pdf). report. National Highway Authority of India. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 

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