National Highway 520 (India)

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National Highway 520
Route information
Auxiliary route of NH 20
Length105 km (65 mi)
Major junctions
Highway system
NH 20NH 143

National Highway 520 (NH 520) is a National Highway in India. This highway runs entirely in Odisha.[1] This road was passed in year 2002 as N.H. 2I5 initially, this highway was a part of N.H. 215 National Highway 215 Details: National Highway 215 (NH 215) is an Indian National Highway entirely within the state of Orissa.

In Orissa it covers 348 km

The highway is maintained by National Highways Authority of India. National Highway 215 or (NH 215) is a National Highway that links the Panikoili to the town of Rajamunda It runs for a distance of 348 km (216 mi).

National Highway No. 215 passes through: Panikoili - Keonjhar - Rajamunda

Then it was bifurcated to 215 and 520. The 215 part was suitably completed and 520 continued. The 520 part is the biggest iron ore region of Asia, without proper connectivity. As the activities increased several jams occurred due to vehicle breakdown. Owing to the intense congestion thousands lost lives or were maimed, specially those in small vehicles and motorcycles.[dubious ] The contractors are very lethargic and the N.H. Authority also finds it difficult to manage as it operates from Rourkela, instead of having office at Barbil or Koida the epicentre of all jams.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Rationalisation of Numbering Systems of National Highways" (PDF). New Delhi: Department of Road Transport and Highways. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.