National Highway 7 (India)(old numbering)
Road map of India with National Highway 7 highlighted in solid BLUE color
|Length:||2,369 km (1,472 mi)
GQ: 94 km (58 mi) (Bengaluru - Krishnagiri)
NS: 1828 km (Lakhnadon - Kanyakumari)
|North end:||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|South end:||Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu|
|States:||Uttar Pradesh: 128 km (80 mi)
Madhya Pradesh: 504 km (313 mi)
Maharashtra: 232 km (144 mi)
Telangana: 504 km (313 mi)
Andhra Pradesh: 250 km (160 mi)
Karnataka: 125 km (78 mi)
Tamil Nadu: 627 km (390 mi)
|Varanasi - Rewa - Jabalpur - Nagpur -Adilabad -Nirmal - Kamareddy - Hyderabad - Kurnool - Anantapur - Chikkaballapur - Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Dharmapuri - Salem - Rasipuram - Namakkal - Karur - Dindigul - Madurai - Virudhunagar - Kovilpatti - Tirunelveli - Kanyakumari|
National Highway 7 or NH 7, is major North-South National Highway in India that runs through the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. NH-7 was laid and is maintained by Central Public Works Department (CPWD). This highway starts from the area Hyderabad Gate in Varanasi.
The highway connects several important Indian cities such as Varanasi, Rewa, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Adilabad, Nirmal, Armoor in (Nizamabad ), Kamareddy, Hyderabad, Kurnool, Anantapur, Chikkaballapur, Bangalore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Velur, Karur, Dindigul, Madurai, Virudhunagar, Tirunelveli. A major part of NH 7 covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP and it is officially listed as running over 2,369 km (1,472 mi) from Varanasi to Kanyakumari. It is the longest national highway in India. As per the recent rationalization of Highway numbers this highway is proposed to be renamed as NH 44, but it is still named as NH-7 as per official government records.
The road condition for 80 km stretch between Hinganghat and Adilabad is in worse condition as of October 2014. However, the road condition from Adilabad to Hyderabad is excellent, with black top 4 lane divided highway.
This stretch of appx. 500 km is pretty good, you can cover in less than 8 hours.
Bangalore-Hosur Road is the part of National Highway 7 which connects the city of Bangalore capital of Karnataka, and the Tamil Nadu border town of Hosur in Krisnagiri district. It is a four to six-lane highway which also has service lanes on either sides at the busier parts. Apart from being a part of the National Highway, the road is also significant because it consist of many industrial and IT business houses. The famous IT industrial park Electronics City is also located alongside Hosur Road.
The National Highways Authority of India has constructed a 10-kilometer-long elevated highway between Bommanahalli and Electronics City. This toll road has made travel to Electronics City a lot faster. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and Bangalore Development Authority have planned a series of flyovers and underpasses to make this arterial road signal free.
Hosur Road Elevated Expressway in Bangalore at Night.
NH 7 in Karnataka, South Bound.
NH 7 in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu
- A major stretch of NH 7 from Lakhnadon to Kanyakumari (1,910 km (1,190 mi)) has been selected as a part of the North-South Corridor by the National Highways Development Project.
- Approximately 82 km (51 mi) stretch of NH 7 between Bengaluru and Krishnagiri has been selected as a part of the Golden Quadrilateral also by the National Highways Development Project.
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