National Highway 79 (India)

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National Highway 79
Road map of India with National Highway 79 highlighted in solid blue color
Route information
Length: 134 km (83 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Ulundurpettai, Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu
West end: Salem, Tamil Nadu
States: Tamil Nadu
Ulundrupet - Kallakkurichchi - Chinnasalem - Attur - Pethanaickenpalayam - Vazhapadi - [[Salem, Tamil Nadu|Salem])
Highway system
NH 68 NH 38

National Highway 79 (NH 79) is a National Highway in India entirely within the state of Tamil Nadu. It runs between Ulundurpettai and Salem in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu for a total of 134 km (83 mi).[1] It connects with NH 44 and NH 544 at Salem. NH 79 connects NH 68 and SH 69 at Ulundurpettai. It was upgraded to a dual carriageway road in two phases on a Build-operate-transfer basis by Reliance Infrastructure and Maytas.[2]


NH 79is an important connecting road for vehicles travelling from the two major cities Coimbatore and Kochi. NH 79 connects Salem, in directly Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur and the cities around these areas with Chennai.


Ulundurpettai - Elavanasur - ThiyagaDurgam - Kallakurichi - Chinnasalem, Thalaivasal - Kattukottai - Attur - Pethanaickenpalayam - Vazhapadi - Salem


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Highways Starting and Terminal Stations". Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  2. ^ R, Ilangovan (2009-03-19). "Satyam fiasco affects NH-79works". Salem: The Hindu. Retrieved 13 May 2012.