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National Highway 28 (India)(old numbering)

National Highway 28 marker

National Highway 28
Road map of India with National Highway 28 highlighted in solid blue color
Route information
Length: 570 km (350 mi)
EW: 512 km (318 mi) (Lucknow - Muzaffarpur - Barauni )
Major junctions
West end: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
East end: Barauni, Bihar
Location
States: Uttar Pradesh: 311 km (193 mi)
Bihar: 259 km (161 mi)
Primary
destinations:
Lucknow - Faizabad - Gorakhpur - Muzaffarpur - Barauni
Highway system
NH 27 NH 28A

National Highway 28 is a National Highway in India that links Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh to Barauni in Bihar. It crosses into Bihar about 20 km (12 mi) from Kushinagar. It joins National Highway 31 at Barauni north of the river Ganges. The total length of NH 28 is 570 km (350 mi). It traverses 259 km (161 mi) in Bihar and 311 km (193 mi) in Uttar Pradesh.

Contents

  • Span 1
  • Start 2
  • End 3
  • Ditch Patch 4
  • Accidents 5
  • Other important locations 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Span

National Highway 28 links the industrial town of Barauni in Bihar with the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, via Gorakhpur. It spans across the districts of Begusarai, Samastipur, Muzaffarpur, East Champaran and Gopalganj in Bihar and Kushinagar, Deoria, Gorakhpur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Basti, Faizabad, Barabanki and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and touches some major cities and towns on the way.

Start

National Highway 28 starts at the junction with National Highway 31 near Barauni and passes north-west through Samastipur, Muzaffarpur, Motipur, Mehsi and Chakia, turns westwards about 10 km (6.2 mi) before Motihari, again becomes north-west bound near Gopalganj and leaves the state past Kuchai Kot to enter Uttar Pradesh. National Highway 28 is 259 km (161 mi) - long in Bihar.

NH 28 near Basti

End

In Uttar Pradesh, Kasia is the first major settlement that lies along the National Highway 28. Kasia, Uttar Pradesh is 58 km (36 mi) north-west of Gopalganj. The highway then touches Gorakhpur, Basti, Khalilabad, Faizabad and Barabanki, before terminating at Lucknow. National Highway 28 is 331 km (206 mi) - long in Uttar Pradesh.

Ditch Patch

Although well maintained otherwise, NH 28 has an extremely bad strip of 40km (exact) in between Saryu river bridge and UP-Bihar border (near Gopalganj, Bihar). This portion of the highway is full of unsafe & eroded ditches (the depth of which is very difficult to judge from beyond 3 ft). If driving through NH28 in a light-vehicle, it is advisable to cross this patch of highway before dark and avoid it during heavy rains.

The pathetic situation of this part is generally attributed to lower topography, heavy rains and indifferent attitude of corrupt representatives.

Accidents

It is one of busiest national highway in country and also facing various frequent life losing accidents on it. The main cause behind accidents are unexpected broken road-divider by local population for their ease to cross road. Recent accident, blocking of Highway for around 5 hours( which lead to around 35 kilometers long close traffic on NH), took place by students of Sri Ramswaroop Memorial College of Engineering and Management Lucknow because of frequent death of students and staff of college. [1]

Other important locations

Lauria Areraj, the historic town of Ayodhya and Tanda and Rajesultanpur - renowned for its handloomed cotton cloth industry - are some tourist places situated near the National Highway 28, at various points on the way.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Day-after-students-death-protest-outside-college/articleshow/44764655.cms

External links

  • [1] Map of NH 20
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