National Highway 6 (India, old numbering)

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National Highway 6
GE Road (Great Eastern Road)
Map of Old National Highway 6 in red
Road map of Old National Highway 6 highlighted in solid blue color
Route information
Part of
Length1,949 km (1,211 mi)
GQ: 117 km (73 mi) (Kolkata - Kharagpur)
Phase III: 358 km (222 mi)
Major junctions
West endHajira, Gujarat
East endKolkata, West Bengal
StatesGujarat: 177 km (110 mi)
Maharashtra: 813 km (505 mi)
Chhattisgarh: 314 km (195 mi)
Odisha: 412 km (256 mi)
Jharkhand: 22 km (14 mi)
West Bengal: 161 km (100 mi)
Surat - Dhule - Jalgaon - Bhusawal - Akola - Amravati - Nagpur - Bhandara - Durg - Raipur - Mahasamund - Sambalpur - Baharagora - Kolkata
Highway system

National Highway 6 (Old Numbered) & Ecconomic Corridor 1 (EC1) (commonly referred to as New NH53), was a National Highway in India that has been separately designated under the new national highway numbering system. It was officially listed as running over 1,949 km (1,211 mi)from Surat to Kolkata. The route was also known as Asian Highway 46 (AH46) & Mumbai - Kolkata Highway [1][2], and Great Eastern Highway[citation needed].

NH6 ran through Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal state in India. The highway passed through the cities of Surat, Dhule, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Akola, Amravati, Nagpur, Bhandara, Rajnandgaon, Durg, Raipur, Mahasamund, Sambalpur, Kharagpur, Kolkata.

New numbering[edit]

As of 2010 notification from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, old NH 6 has been renumbered as follows.[3]


Asian Highway[edit]

This highway crossed the AH47 at Dhule and Asian Highway 43 at Nagpur.

States, districts, cities, towns and villages connected[edit]

NH 6

Many cities and towns in various districts in the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal were connected by National Highway 6.





Deogarh - Balam - Barkote


West Bengal[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Highways in India
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Details of National Highways in India-Source-Govt. of India
  3. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 28 April 2018.

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