National Highway 744 (India)

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National Highway 744
Route information
Length 206 km (128 mi)
History Announced as 'NH-208' in 2000
Major junctions
From Kollam, Kerala
To Thirumangalam, Tamil Nadu
States Tamil Nadu: 125 km
Kerala: 81.28 km
Kottarakkara, Punalur, Edamon, Thenmala, Shenkottai, Tenkasi, Rajapalayam, Tirumangalam
Highway system
NH 66NH 44

National Highway 744 or NH 744 (earlier NH 208)[1] is a National Highway in Southern India that links Kollam (Quilon) in Kerala with Madurai in Tamil Nadu.[2] Starting from NH 66 in Kollam, it joins Tirumangalam in Madurai at National Highway 44 (India).[2]


ChinnakadaKallumthazhamChandanathoppeKeralapuramKundaraCheeramkavu- Ezhukone-KottarakkaraKunnicodePunalurEdamonThenmalaAryankavuShenkottaiTenkasiKadayanallurPuliangudiVasudevanallurSivagiriRajapalayamSrivilliputturT.KallupattiTirumangalam[3]


This route has historically connected the cashew and spice producing Kollam District with the erstwhile Madras State. Nowadays, hoards of lorries carrying various goods from Tamil Nadu ply through this highway. The road cuts through the narrow low altitude gap at Aryankavu, and is a visual delight, especially the stretch from Thenmala to Sengottai, the historic Kollam-Sengottai Railway line goes by the side of the road.

Four Laning[edit]

As per news reports[4] and NHAI[5] tender & project data, it has been confirmed that the section of NH 744 between Tirumangalam (on NH 44) and Rajapalayam is being taken up to be converted into a tolled, four lane highway for a total distance of 68 km.


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