Wednesday, January 16, 2013

कोकणी मुलुखाची लाईफ लाईन - पनवेल ते कोच्ची (केरळ) राष्ट्रीय महामार्ग

Life Line of Konkani Mulukh.
(कोकणी मुलुखाची लाईफ लाईन - पनवेल ते कोच्ची (केरळ) राष्ट्रीय महामार्ग )

NH-17 (Panvel to Kocchi)

National Highway 17, commonly referred to as NH 17, now renumbered as NH 66, is a busy National Highway in India that runs roughly north–south along the western coast of India, parallel to western ghats. It connects Panvel (near Mumbai) to Kochi in Kerala, passing through the states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, and Kerala. It is the 7th longest highway in India with 1,296 km.

It starts at Panvel, at the junction of National Highway 4 (NH 4), and ends at Edappally,at the junction of National Highway 47 (NH 47) near Kochi. NH17 mainly traverses through the west coast of India, sometimes touching shores of Arabian sea. The NH17 touches the Arabian Sea at Maravanthe in Karnataka and Thalassery in Kerala. It passes through the Indian states of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala.

The National Highway 17 connects cities and towns of different states as follows: Panvel, Mahad, Khed, Chiplun, Hatkhamba (Ratnagiri), Rajapur, Kankavli, Kudal, Sawantwadi, Panaji, Margao, Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal, Kundapura, Udupi, Surathkal, Mangalore, Kasaragod, Taliparamba, Kannur, Thalassery, Vadakara, Kozhikkode, Kottakkal, Ponnani, Kodungallur, North Paravur and Edappally in Kochi.

NH 66 includes the parts of old NH 47. Kochi to Kanyakumari stretch of old NH47 has been merged with the NH 66

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