National Highway 16 (India)

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National Highway 16
Map of National Highway 16 in red
Godavari 4th Bridge at Rajamahendravaram City on NH16 new alignment
Route information
Part of
Length1,711 km (1,063 mi)
GQ: 1711 km (ChennaiKolkata)
Major junctions
North endDankuni, Kolkata, West Bengal
South endChennai, Tamil Nadu
StatesWest Bengal: 111.7 km
Odisha: 488 km
Andhra Pradesh: 1,024 km
Tamil Nadu: 45 km
Kolkata (Junction of NH 6) – BalasoreBhubaneswarBrahmapur - Srikakulam - VisakhapatnamRajamahendravaram- Eluru - VijayawadaGuntur - Ongole - NelloreChennai
Highway system
NH 19NH 48

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]


Schematic map of Renumbered National Highways in India

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]

Junctions list[edit]

West Bengal
NH 19 near Kolkata
NH 12 near Kolkata
NH 116 near Kolaghat
NH 116A near Panskura
NH 14 near Kharagpur
NH 49 near Kharagpur
NH 18 near Baleshwar
NH 20 near Panikholi
NH 53 near Chandikhol
NH 55 near Cuttack
NH 316 near Bhubaneswar
NH 57 near Khordha
NH 516A near Palur
NH 59 near Brahmapur
NH 516A near Brahmapur
Andhra Pradesh
NH 326A near Narasannapeta
NH 26 near Natavalsa
NH 216 at Kathipudi
NH 216A at Rajamahendravaram
NH 516E at Rajamahendravaram
NH 365BB at Kovvur near Rajamahendravaram
NH 516D at Devarapalli near Rajamahendravaram
NH 216A at Gondugolanu near Eluru
NH 65 at Vijayawada
NH 544D near Guntur
NH 167A Chilakaluripet
NH 216 near Ongole
NH 167B Singarayakonda
NH 167BG Kavali
NH 67 Nellore
NH 71 Naidupeta
Tamil Nadu
NH 716A Janappachataram
NH 716 Chennai
NH 48 Chennai Terminal point

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 August 2018.
  5. ^ "National Highways and their length" (pdf). report. National Highway Authority of India. Retrieved 8 July 2016.

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