National Highway 179A (India)

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National Highway 179A
Map of National Highway 179A in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of NH 79
Length141 km (88 mi)
Major junctions
South endSalem
North endVaniyambadi
StatesTamil Nadu
Highway system
NH 79NH 48

National Highway 179A, commonly referred to as NH 179A, is a national highway in India, which comes under Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.[1] It is a secondary route of National Highway 79.[2] NH-179A traverses the state of Tamil Nadu in India.[3][4]


Salem, Ayothiapattinam, Pappireddipatti, Harur, Uthangarai, Thirupathur, Jolarpettai, Vaniyambadi.[1][3]


NH 79 Terminal near Salem.[1]
NH 77 near Uthangarai.
NH 48 Terminal near Vaniyambadi.[3]

Project development[edit]

Four laning of national highway 179A has been taken up along stretch from Harur to Vaniyambadi.[5] Salem to Harur stretch is part of Chennai - Salem greenfield highway project which is also part of Bharatmala Pariyojana scheme.[6] Chennai-Salem Greenfield Corridor under the Bharatmala Pariyojana, a centrally-sponsored and funded road and highways project, is a 277.30 km highway that involves the development of the Tambaram to Harur Section of NH-179B, Harur to Salem Section of NH-179A, Chengalpattu to Kancheepuram Section of NH-132B, Semmampadi to Chetpet Section of NH-179D and Polur to Tiruvannamalai Section of NH-38.[7][8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "New national highways notification for NH136 and NH179A" (PDF). The Gazette of India - Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ "New Numbering of National Highways notification - Government of India" (PDF). The Gazette of India. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "State-wise length of National Highways (NH) in India as on 30.06.2017". Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Three more State highways get upgraded". The Hindu. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Four Laning and Strengthening of the Salem - Thirupathur - Vaniyambadi stretch of NH-179A" (PDF). National Portal for Infrastructure Consultancy firms & Key Personnel. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Chennai-Salem road: NHAI to acquire 1,900 hectares of land". The Times of India. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Detailed project report" (PDF). Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change - Government of India. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Chennai-Salem Greenfield Corridor". The Quint. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Chennai-Salem Greenfield Corridor project". Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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