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Highways in Chandigarh

Roads are a lifeline for every civilized colony and they help define the parameters of social communication between two different colonies. They can connect places within a city or between cities both of which are vital for effective transportation. Concentrating on Chandigarh, there are a few primary highways that pass through the town.

Highways in Chnadigarh

The highways in Chandigarh have an impeccably native touch to their construction although they were made by the British during their stay in the subcontinent. The highways connect Chandigarh with Manali, Dabwali, and Ludhiana - Ferozepur.  Each of these highways contains their own governmental designations and has been the primary trade route between these cities for a long time. Shipping goods and factory items are done primarily by these roads and there are other facilities as well such as trains.

Important Trade Routes of Chandigarh:

There is an important trade and transportation route between Chandigarh and Ferozepur. The same highway connects the cities with Ludhiana.  The Indian Government has designated the highway as National Highway No. 95 for their official documentation. The highway is a total of two hundred and fifteen kilometers in length. The highway starts at Chandigarh and moves on to Ludhiana. From there the road follows through to Jagaron and finally ends in Ferozepur.

There are several factories located along the road and a BBMB Colony. Gill Resort and other such rest stops are also located along the road for weary travelers to spend the night in. Factories and farms are common with all highways that are a major route and this one is no exception.

More Highways in Chandigarh:

One of the most populated trade routes in among the highways in Chandigarh would be the one that connects Chandigarh with Manali. The highway is designated as the National Highway No. 21 by the Indian Government. The highway stretches out for an impressive 323 kilometers. Twenty four kilometers are located in Chandigarh and the highway stretches through Punjab for sixty seven kilometers.

From there it enters Himachal Pradesh and follows through to 232 kilometers. The route starts from Chandigarh and goes through Kharar, Kaurali, Rupnagar, Ghanauli, Bharatgarh, Nirmohgarh, Swarghat, Nauni, Bilaspur, Barmana, Sundarnagar, Ner Chowk, Mandi, Pandoh, Aut, Bhunter, Kullu, Raissan, Katrain, Patikuhi, and finally ends at Manali. The highway is one of the most popular trade routes in history. It is also an excellent means of transport for tourists who are on their way to holiday in Kullu and Manali. The highway is also host to the YHAI Nature Study Base Camp.

National Highway Number 64 of Chandigarh


The National Highway No. 64 connects Chandigarh with Dabwali. It runs only through Punjab and the length of the entire stretch is a total of 256 kilometers. The highway starts at Chandigarh and moves South West. It passes Rajpura and stretches all the way to Patiala. It turns west from there and extends to Bhawanigarh, Sangrur, Barnala and Tapa. It reaches all the way to Bathinda and turns south to reach Mandi Dabwali which is located in the Sirsa District. All these highways are important trade routes in Punjab.

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    Anil Gupta from Delhi 1432 Days ago

    The roads are so smooth and there is rarely any traffic jam. I wish Delhi roads to be like Chandigarh.

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