National Highways in Kerala

NH No. Portion in Kerala and name of NH Length (km) Single lane (km) Double lane (km) Four lane (km)

47

Walayar - Kaliyakkavila (Salem - Kanyakumari)
416.800
  380.8 36
17 Thalapadi - Edappally (Panavel - Kochi)
420.777
395.8 25  
49 Kundannoor - Bodimettu (Kochi-Madurai)
167.593
167.6    
47A Kundannoor - Willington Island 5.900   5.9  
208 Kollam - Aryankavu (Kollam - Thirumangalam)
81.280 81    
212 Kozhikode - Muthanga (Kozhikode - Mysore)
117.000 117    
213 Palakkad - Kozhikode
125.304 125.3    
220 Kollam - Kumily (Kollam - Teni)
189.300 189.3    
  Total Length 1523.954 1076.0 411.7 36

Government of India vide Notification No. S.O.542(E) dated 5th March 2010 has proposed to rename all National Highways. The revised Names are as follows:

New NH No

 

N H Name

 

 Existing NH No.

 Portion in Kerala

 Length in Kerala (km)

 66

 Panavel - Kanyakumari

47

 Edappally - Kaliyakkavila

 

669.437

17

 Thalapadi - Edappally  

85

 Kochi – Tondi Point

 49

 Bodimettu - Kundannoor

 167.61

183

 Dindigul - Kottarakkara

 220

 Kottarakkara - Kumily

 190.3

544

 Salem - Ernakulam

 47

 Valayar - Edappally

 160

744

 Tirumangalam - Kollam

 208

Kollam - Kazhuthuritty

 81.28

766

 Kozhikode – Mysore (Kollegal)

 212

 Kozhikode - Muthanga

 117.6

966

 Ferokh - Palakkad

 213

 Ferokh - Palakkad

 125.304

966A

 Kalamassery - Vallarpadam

 47C

 Kalamassery - Vallarpadam

 17

966B

 Kundannoor - Willington Island

 47A

 Kundannoor - Willington Island

5.92

 

NH 66

This highway starts from its junction with NH-48 near Panvel connecting Indapur, Mahad, Rajapur, Kudal in the State of Maharashtra, Panaji, Margao in the State of Goa, Karwar, Honavar, Udupi, Mangalore in the State of Karnataka, Kasaragod, Kannur, Ponnani, Edappalli, Ernakulam, Thiruvanamthapuram in the State of Kerala and terminates at its junction with NH-44 near Kanniyakumari in the State of Tamil Nadu.

NH 85

This highway starts from its junction with NH-66 near Kochi in the State of Kerala connecting Ernakulam, Muvattupula, Devikulam in the State of Kerala, Teni, Madurai, Piruppuvanam, Povandhi, Sivaganga, Kalaiyarkoil, Tiruvadanai and terminates at Tondi point in the State of Tamil Nadu.

NH 183

This highway starts from its junction with NH-83 near Dindigul connecting Teni, Uttamapalayam in the State of Tamilnadu, Kumily, Pirmed, Kanjirappali, Kottayam, Adur and terminating at its junction with NH-744 near Kottarakara in the State of Kerala.

NH 544

This highway starts from its junction with NH-44 near Salem connecting Coimbatore in the State of Tamil Nadu Palakkad, Thrissur and terminates at its junction with NH-66 near Ernakulam in the State of Kerala.

NH 744

This highway starts from its junction with NH-44 near Tirumangalam connecting Sriviiliputtur, Rajapalaiyam, Tenkasi, Puliyur in the State of Tamil Nadu. Punalur, Kottarakara and terminates at its junction with NH-66 near Kollam in the State of Kerala.

NH 766

This highway starts from its junction with NH-66 near Kozikode connecting Kalpetta in the State of Kerala, Gundlulpet, Mysore and terminates at its junction with NH-948 near Kollegal in the State of Karnataka.

NH 966

This highway starts from its junction with NH-66 near Ferokh and terminates at its junction with NH-544 near Palakkad in the State of Kerala.

NH 966 A

This highway starts from its junction with NH-544 near Kalamassery after crossing NH-66. and terminates at Vallarpadam in the State of Kerala.

NH 966 B

This highway starts from its junction with NH-66 and terminates at Willington Island in the State of Kerala. 

 Earlier Status

NH 47: Salem - Kanyakumari

Enters the State at Walayar and leaves at Kalyikkavila. Entire reach developed (324 Km) to 2 lane standard except for stretches in:

  • Alappuzha town
  • Kollam city
  • Neyyattinkara town

Bypasses at Palakkad (9 km), Thrissur (10.4 km), Chalakudy (6.1 km),  Kochi (21 km) and Thiruvananthapuram (22.7 km) have been constructed.

There are 22 major bridges and 37 minor bridges in the Kerala portion. A parallel bridge has been contructed at Aluva near Marthanda Varma bridge (km.330/225) and opened to traffic on 22nd June 2002. Two more bridges namely Chavara bridge and Irumbupalam are to be reconstructed. Akkulam Bridge on Thiruvananthapuram bypass has been completed. The Railway Overbridge at Chackai near Thiruvananthapuram and the bypass from Kazhakuttam to Kovalam have been  completed providing easy access to Kovalam and Technopark.

NH 17: Panavel - Edappally

Declared as NH in March 1972. Enters the State at Thalapadi and joins NH 47 at Edappally (Km 438/827). There are 26 major bridges and 28 minor bridges.Varapuzha bridge in NH 17 was constructed and opened for traffic on 16.1.2001.

Bypasses completed at Vadakara - (3 Km). Bypasses to be built at Kannur, Kozhikode, Thalassery - Mahe and Kodungalloor.

Railway Overbridges (ROBs) have been completed at Kuttippuram, Vellayil, Vengali, Tirur, Meenchantha, Chengottukavu and Vengalam.

Contruction of ROBs at Chorode, Nandi, and Muzhuppilangad is in progress. ROBs are proposed to be constructed at Pallikkara, Padannakkad, Chovva, Nadal, Edappally and Azhiyoor (Construction in progress).

NH 49: Kochi - Madurai

Declared as NH in February 1989. The National Highway 49 Enters the State at Bodimettu (km 119/017) and joins the NH 47 (Ending at Kundanoor (km 286/600) in Cochin Bypass.Three bypasses are to be constructed at Trippunithura, Muvattupuzha and Kothamangalam. This National Highway passes through the famous tourist centre at Munnar. From Bodimettu to Neryamangalam (km.200), it passes through the high ranges of Western Ghats.