North–South and East–West Corridor

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North–South and East–West Corridor
National highways with the north–south (red) and east–west (green) corridors highlighted
Route information
Length: 7,300 km (4,500 mi)
Length: 4,000 km (2,000 mi)
North end: Srinagar
NH 1A, NH 1, NH 2, NH 3, NH 75, NH 26, NH 7, NH 47
South end: Kanyakumari
Length: 3,300 km (2,100 mi)
East end: Silchar
NH 54, NH 36, NH 37, NH 31, NH 31C, NH 57, NH 28, NH 25, NH 76, NH 14, NH 15, NH 8A, NH 8B
West end: Porbandar
Highway system
NH75: Recently completed 4-lane Gwalior-Jhansi in central India, part of the North-South Corridor highway
NH 7: A section near Kanyakumari, in southern India, of NSEW Corridor highway

The North-South–East-West Corridor (NS-EW) is the largest ongoing highway project in India. It is the second phase of the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), and consists of building 7300 kilometers of four/six lane expressways connecting Srinagar, Kanyakumari, Porbandar and Silchar, at a cost of US$12.317 billion (at 1999 prices). As of 31 March 2015, 6375 of 7142 kilometers project has been completed.[1]

In combination with the Golden Quadrilateral network, and port connectivity highways, the NS-EW Corridor forms a key part of the Indian highway network, connecting many of its important manufacturing, commerce and cultural centers. As of May 2012, India has completed and placed in use some 15,800 kilometers of such 4-lane highways.

The NS–EW project is managed by the National Highways Authority of India under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.


Only National Highways are used in the two corridors.

North–South Corridor[edit]

This is a 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) corridor via NH 1A (SrinagarJalandhar), NH 1 (Jalandhar – Delhi), NH 2 (Delhi–Agra), NH 3 (Agra–Gwalior), NH 75 (Gwalior–Jhansi), NH 26 (Jhansi– Narsinghpur -Lakhnadon), NH 7 (LakhnadonNagpur-Hyderabad-Bengaluru-Madurai-Kanyakumari), NH 544 (SalemCoimbatorePalakkad-Kochi)

East-West Corridor[edit]

This is a 3,300 kilometres (2,100 mi) corridor via NH 8B (PorbandarRajkot), NH 8A (Rajkot–Samakhiali), NH 15 (Samakhiali–Radhanpur), NH 14 (Radhanpur–Pindwara), NH 76 (Pindwara – Shivpuri), NH 25 (Shivpuri–Lucknow), NH 28 (Lucknow–Muzaffarpur), NH 57 (Muzaffarpur–Darbhanga- Purnia), NH 31 (Purnia–Galgalia), NH 31C (Galgalia–Bijni), NH 31 (Bijni–Guwahati), NH 37 (Guwahati–Nagaon), NH 36 (Nagaon–Dabaka), NH 54 (Dabaka–Silchar)

Interchange points between the corridors[edit]

  • The following is an interchange section
    • Jhansi is the junction of North–South and East–West Corridors.
  • The following stretches are common between the Golden Quadrilateral and the NS-EW Corridors.
  • The following is a Spur Highway of the North–South Corridor

Major cities[edit]

North-South Corridor East-West Corridor
(From North to South) (From West to East)

Possible extensions[edit]

There is popular demand for the extension of the East West Corridor from Silchar to Moreh via Jiribam and Imphal, and from Nagaon to Stilwell Road via Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Ledo. These two extensions may increase the cross border trade with South East Asia.

Current status[edit]

Segment Total Length Length Completed Under Implementation Length to be Awarded Percent Completed(%) As of (date)
North–South & East–West Corridor 7,142 km (4,438 mi) 6,506 km (4,043 mi) 384 km (239 mi) 252 km (157 mi) 91.09 December 31, 2016 [3]


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