National Highway 1A (India, old numbering)

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National Highway 1A (NH 1A) was a National Highway in North India that connected the Kashmir valley to Jammu and the rest of India. The northern terminal was in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir and the southern terminal was in Jalandhar. Stretches of old NH 1A ran through some extremely treacherous terrain and shut-offs because of avalanches or landslides common in Winter months.[1] The famous Jawahar Tunnel that connects Jammu with the Kashmir Valley across the Pir Panjal Range falls en route. The total length of NH 1A was 663 km.

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National Highway 1A
Map of Old National Highway 1A in red
Road map of India with National Highway 1A highlighted in solid blue color
Route information
Length663 km (412 mi)
N-S: 554 km (344 mi) (Srinagar - Jalandhar)
Major junctions
South endJalandhar, Punjab
 NH 1 in Jalandhar

NH 1D in Srinagar
NH 15 in Pathankot

NH 20 in Pathankot
North endUri, Jammu and Kashmir, before India-Pakistan border
StatesPunjab: 108 km (67 mi)
Himachal Pradesh: 14 km (8.7 mi)
Jammu & Kashmir: 541 km (336 mi)
Jalandhar - Madhopur - Jammu - Banihal - Srinagar - Baramula - Uri
Highway system

New tunnels on the road were planned to reduce the distance between the two cities by 82 km and the travel time by two-thirds. Most of these tunnels such as Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Tunnel and new Banihal double_road_tunnel have been executed and commissioned.[2]


NH 1A number now does not exist and old NH 1A is now a part of new NH 1 and NH 44 after renumbering of all national highways in the year 2010.

National Highways Development ProjectEdit

Approximately 554 km (344 mi)stretch of NH 1A from Srinagar to Jalandhar is a part of the North-South Corridor.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ [1] Archived 12 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine Feasibility Study and Detailed Engineering for 4 Laning NH1A
  2. ^ [2] Srinagar-Jammu road project, as per a survey, will cut short the distance between the two cities by 82 km
  3. ^ [3] Archived 25 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine Highways-Source-National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

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