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North-South and East-West Corridor


North-South and East-West Corridor

For the South Australian planned freeway route, see North-South Corridor, Adelaide.
North–South and East–West Corridor
National highways with the north–south (red) and east–west (green) corridors highlighted
;">Route information
North end: Srinagar
NH 1A, NH 1, NH 2, NH 3, NH 75, NH 26, NH 7, NH 47
South end: Kanyakumari
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

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 January 2012, 5945 of 7300 kilometers project has been completed.[1]

In combination with India's Golden Quadrilateral, and port connectivity highways, NS-EW Corridor forms a key part of 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 15800 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.

Interchange points between the corridors

  • The following is an interchange section
    • Jhansi is the junction of North–South and East–West Corridors.
  • The following is a Spur Highway of North–South Corridor

Major cities

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

Possible Extension

There is a popular demand for extension of East West Corridor from Silchar to Moreh via Jiribam and Imphal, and from Nagaon to Stilwell Road via Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Ledo. This two extension may increase the cross border trade with south east asia.

Current status

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) 6,161 km (3,828 mi) 609 km (378 mi) 372 km (231 mi) 86.26 August 31, 2013 [1]
  • Chainage Chart of Corridor North - South
  • Chainage Chart of Corridor East – West

See also


External links

  • NHDP Map with completion status
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