National Highway 138 (India)

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National Highway 138
Thoothukudi - Tirunelveli Highway
Map of National Highway 138 in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of NH 48
Maintained by NHAI
Length54 km (34 mi)
Major junctions
East endThoothukudi
West endTirunelveli
StatesTamil Nadu
MunicipalitiesThoothukudi City Municipal Corporation, Tirunelveli City Municipal Corporation
Palayamkottai, Thoothukudi Airport, Thoothukudi V.O.Chidambaranar Port
Highway system
NH 38NH 44

National Highway 138 is a national highway of India.[1]


This highway connects Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli City to V.O Chidambaranar port in Tuticorin City. This route provides quick transportation of goods from Tirunelveli City to V.O Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin City. It provides a direct route to the port and is 54 km in length.

Tuticorin Airport in also situated on this Highway near Vaigaikulam. The Airport is situated 26 km from Tuticorin City and 28 km from Tirunelveli City.


  1. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 3 April 2012.

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