National Highway 87 (India)
Map of the National Highway in red
|Length||154 km (96 mi)|
|To||Mukundarayar Chathiram, Dhanushkodi, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu|
|States||Tamil Nadu: 154 km (96 mi)|
|Madurai - Paramakudi -Ramanathapuram- Rameswaram - Dhanushkodi|
National Highway 87 (or NH 87) is a National Highway in southern India. It crosses the Pamban Bridge (Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge) before crossing into Rameswaram island. The total length runs up to 154 km (96 mi). The 5 km road between Mukundarayar Chathiram and Dhanuskodi was destroyed during the 1964 cyclone and was never rebuilt. Government of India has recently announced that the destroyed stretch will be rebuilt at a cost of INR 250 million. The road between Madurai and Ramanathapuram is soon to be converted from the present single road to a four-lane highway. Union minister for road transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari was participated in the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Rs 1,387-crore project in Madurai on 17 July 2015. An initial outlay of Rs 900 crore was made and now[when?] the project has been sanctioned Rs 1,387 crore. The 75km stretch from Madurai to Paramakudi will be converted into a four-lane road, while the remaining 39km stretch from Paramakudi to Ramanathapuram widened to form a two-lane road with paved shoulders. Falling under the NH-49, this project is one of the largest to be implemented in Tamil Nadu by the National Highways Authority of India in the recent times.
- "National Highways and their lengths". National Highways Authority of India. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
-  NH 85 on MapsofIndia.com
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