Panagarh–Morgram Highway

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Panagarh–Morgram Highway
Route information
Length: 171 km (106 mi)
Major junctions
From: Panagarh on NH 19
To: Morgram on NH 12
Location
States: West Bengal
Primary
destinations:
IlambazarDubrajpurSuriRampurhat
Highway system

Panagarh–Morgram Highway runs from the junction with NH 19 at Panagarh Darjeeling Mor to NH 12 at Morgram. It passes through Kanksa, Ilambazar, Hetampur, Dubrajpur, Suri, Rampurhat, Nalhati and Lohapur. It is mostly a two lane (30 feet wide) highway with a total length of 171 kilometres (106 mi). Panagarh to Suri is 71 kilometres (44 mi) and Suri to Morgram is 100 kilometres (62 mi).[1]The Dubrajpur-Morgram sector is part of NH 14 and the Dubrajpur-Panagarh sector is part of State Highway 13 (West Bengal).[2][3]

Junctions[edit]

At Ilambazar it meets the Bolpur-Santiniketan Road. A little after Ilambazar it meets the road from Jaydev Kenduli, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) off the highway. At Dubrajpur it meets two roads – one coming from Raniganj Punjabi Mor and an alternative road coming from Suri via Bakreshwar. At Suri, the headquarters of Birbhum district, several roads converge – one from Bolpur-Santiniketan, one from Sainthia, and an alternative road from Dubrajpur via Bakreshwar, which also branches off to Rajnagar(SH-6). The road to Massanjore Dam meets it after crossing the Tilpara Barrage. Tarapith is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) off the highway and the Tarapith Road meets it just before Rampurhat.

Rivers[edit]

The highway crosses Ajay River just before entering Ilambazar, Bakreshwar River after Dubrajpur, goes over the Tilpara Barrage across the Mayurakshi River, Dwarka River before Rampurhat and the Brahmani river before Nalhati.

Cost[edit]

The highway from Ilambazar to Moragram was constructed by AFCONS at a cost of $150-million funded by Asian Development Bank.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hyderabad to Guwahati - Memorable Trip - Page 2 - Team-BHP". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "$210 m ADB loan for north-south corridor". The Statesman, 28 May 2001. Retrieved 2007-09-17. [dead link]

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