COMMUNICATIONS

ROADS

 National Highways.

National highways are defined as the main arteries or trunk roads that run through the length and breadth of the country which together form a system that connects major cities, ports, capitals of States and other highways. They are maintained by the Buildings and Communications department of the State Government from the funds of the Central Government and are generally surfaced and bridged.

Bombay-Agra Road.

This is one of the most important National Highways of India. After traversing Nasik district, it enters Dhulia district from the south in mile No. 195/2. It runs through the entire length of the district leading northwards. It crosses the boundary of Dhulia district at mile No. 269/2 and enters Madhya Pradesh.

The road crosses two rivers, viz., the Panzara river at Dhulia in mile No. 212 and the Tapi river in mile No. 240/6. It covers 74.12 miles in the district traversing Dhulia, Sindkheda and Shirpur talukas in its stretch.

The road touches the following places in its stretch―

Name of the place

Mile No.

(1) Purmepada

196

(2) Arvi

199 Inspection Bungalow.

(3) Laling

205/5

(4) Dhulia

211 Inspection and Travellers Bungalows.

(5) Nagaon

214/5

(6) Deothane

218/2

(7) Songir

222/6

(8) Nardhana

231/6

(9) Sangvi

260/6 Rest house.

(10) Palasner

265/6

While going from south to north, the following roads either take-off from it or are crossed by it: ―

Place of Junction

Name of Road

Class of Road *

Arvi

Arvi-Hendrun-Borkund-Shirud

O.D.R.

Dhulia

Dhulia-Aurangabad

S.H.

Dhulia

Dhulia-Edlabad-Nagpur

N.H.

Songir

Songir-Dondaicha-Nandurbar-Taloda

S.H.

Gorane

Gorane-Sindkheda

M.D.R.

Nardhana

Nardhana-Betawad

O.D.R.

Sukwad

Sukwad-Sindkheda

M.D.R.

Dahiwad

Shirpur-Chopda-Raver

S.H.

*N. H. = National Highway.

 S. H. = State Highway.

 M. D. R. = Major District Road.

 O. D. R.=Other District Road.

The whole length of the Bombay-Agra Road is fully asphalted and is motorable throughout the year.

Dhulia-Edalabad-Malkapur-Nagpur-Calcutta Rood.

[Formerly this road, formed part of the Surat-Dhulia-Edalabad-Nagpur State highway. It is now upgraded as a national highway according to Road Development Plan. 1961-81.]

This national highway starts from Dhulia at M. No. 211/0 of the Bombay-Agra road, runs towards the east and traverses only the Dhulia taluka for the total length of 19.76 km. in the district. It further passes through Jalgaon and the Vidarbha regioa. The following roads either take off from it or are crossed by it.

Place

M. No.***

Name and Class of road.

Dhulia

136/0

(i) Bombay-Agra N. H.

(ii) Surat-Dhulia S. H.

(iii) Dhulia-Chalisgaon-Aurangabad S. H.

Fagane

141/0

Dhulia-Amalner-Chopda-Khargone1 S. H.

***Zero mileage from Surat.

1This road emanates from Dhulia and runs in common with Dhulia-Nagpur road for the length of 4/7 miles.

It crosses a nallah at M. No. 138/2 near Dhulia where there is a R. C. C. bridge.

The entire length of this road has a black-topped surface and motorable throughout the year.

State Highways.

There are eight state highways passing through the district, the account of which is given below.

Surat-Dhulia Road.

This highway starts from Surat in Gujarat State, enters the district at M. No. 48/7 Lakkadkot. The portion of this road from M. No. 50/6 to 59/2 and from M. No. 60/2 to 60/5 passes again through Surat district of Gujarat State. From No. 60/5 it continues to pass through the district upto Dhulia town. The road runs parallel to the Surat-Bhusawal railway line upto Ganjapur in M. No. 64/4 upto which it crosses the railway line thrice. Its general alignment is from west to east upto Visarwadi after which it runs towards southeast upto Sakri and thence towards the east upto Dhulia. There are bridges on this road at the following river crossings:-at M. No. 61/8 on the Karanji nallah, at M. No. 63/1 on the Rangawal river near Nawapur; at M. No. 64/2 on the Raingan river near Nawapur; and at M. No. 117/3 on the Panzara river near Ner.

It touches the following places in its stretch [Zero mileage from Surat.]:-Nawapur, 62/0; Chinchpada, 72/0; Visarwadi, 76/6; Malangaon 88/0; Dahiwel, 93/0; Sakri, 103/4; Ner, 118/0; Kusumbe, 124/2; Khed, 127/5; Dhulia, 136/4.

The following roads either take off from it or are crossed by it:

Place of junction

Name and class of road.

Nawapur

Nawapur-Warsa-Pimpalner M. D. R.

Visarwadi

Nandurbar-Visarwadi S. H.

Dahiwel

Samode-Dahiwel M. D. R.

Sakri

Vinehur-Chandvad-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe S. H.

Kusumbe

Kusumbe-Chaugaon M. D. R.

Of the total length of 126.19 km., the portion of 103.48 km. from Dhulia to Ganjapur has a black-topped surface and that of 19.93 km. from Ganjapur to Nawapur is water bound macadam and the remaining one of 2.80 km. near the State border is gravelled. The road section from Dhulia to Nawapur is motorable throughout the year.

Ankaleshwar-Shahada-Burhanpur Road.

This is an important highway running almost parallel to the Tapi river on its north in this district. It starts from Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh, traverses the Jalgaon district and enters Dhulia after crossing the Aner river about 17 miles and 3 furlongs east of Shirpur. It runs towards the north-west upto Shahada and thence towards the west upto the Maharashtra-Gujarat border. It traverses Shirpur. Shahada. Taloda and Akkalkuwa talukas for the total length of 136 km. The mileage of this road is not continuous. It crosses many rivers and nallahs in its stretch in the district viz. the Aner river on the district border, the Arunawati river near Shirpur, the Bhendawa nallah near Mohide, the Gomai river near Barnarkheda, the Swarnamati river near Bhamkheda, the Mohis river near Wadali, the Valheri river near Nalgawhan, the Nimshiwdi nallah near Vanyavihir, the Belhi river near Khapar, the Pechirideo river near Raysingnagar and the Gauhali nallah near Gauhali. For the purpose of mile numbering the road is divided into four sections viz., (1) Shirpur-Raver (in Jalgaon district), (ii) Shirpur-Shahada, (iii) Taloda-Shahada, and (iv) Taloda to State border. These sections touch the following places:―

Section

Place

M. No.

(1) Shirpur-Raver1

Misala

15/7

Borkheda

2/8

(2) Shirpur-Shahada2 

Arthe

5/7

Vikhran

7/1

Varul

11/3

Torkheda

15/0

Bhamkheda

18/3

Wadali

20/4

      1 Zero mileage from Shirpur towards the east.

      2Zero mileage from Shirpur towards the west upto Shahada.

Section

Place

M. No.

(3) Taloda-Shahada1

Amlad

2/0

Prakashe

10/6

Damarkheda

14/2

Shahada

19/4

(4) Taloda-Akkalkuwa-Sagbara2

Somawel

5/0

Vanyavihir

10/3

Akkalkuwa

12/4

Khapar

18/2

           1Zero mileage from Taloda towards the east upto Shahada.

2Zero mileage from Taloda towards the west upto State border.

The following roads either take off from it or are crossed by it: -

Place of junction.

Name and class of road.

Tonde

Shirpur-Thalner-Pilode-Tonde M. D. R.

Dahiwad

Bombay-Agra N. H.

Shirpur

Shirpur-Thalner-Pilode-Tonde M. D. R.

Shahada

(i) Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada-Khetia S. H..

(ii) Shahada-Aslad M. D. R.

Prakashe

Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe S. H.

Taloda

(i) Taloda-Hattoda M. D. R.

(ii) Taloda-Dhadgaon M. D. R.

The length of 125 km. from the Aner river bridge to Akkalkuwa has a black-topped surface and the remaining one of about 11 km. from Akkalkuwa to State border is water bound macadam. The road is motorable throughout the year.

Dhulia-Amalner-Chopda Road.

This road runs in common for a length of four miles and seven furlongs with the Dhulia-Edalabad-Nagpur national highway upto Fagane, from where it emanates to run towards the north-east. It leaves for Jalgaon district at M. No. 11 from Dhulia. It traverses only the Dhulia taluka for a net length of 9.85 km. which has a black-topped surface. It touches Mohadi (M. No. 2/0), Fagane (M. No. 4/7), Wani (M. No. 7/7) and Navran (M. No. 10/7). It crosses the Kaner river at M. No. 8/0 near Wani. The Nawara-Nawari-Mohadi road emanates from Nawara. It is motorable throughout the year.

Dhulia-Chalisgaon-Aurangabad Road.

This highway starts from Dhulia and runs towards the southeast district at M. No. 19/5. It traverses only the Dhulia taluka for the total length of about 31 km. This road runs parallel to the Dhulia-Chalisgaon railway line upto Chalisgaon. It however crosses the railway at Ranmal. There are three major bridges on this road located at the following places: at M. No. 3/7 on the Savalde nallah near Savalde, at M. No. 4/6 on the Anwar nallah near Savalde and at M. No. 14/3 on the Bori river near Vinchur.

It touches the following places in its stretch: Savalde (M. No. 3/2); Ranmal (M. No. 4/3); Borvihir (M. No. 8/8); Vinchur (M. No. 14/2) and Talwade (M. No. 17/0).

The entire length of this road has a black-topped surface and is motorable throughout the year.

Vinchur-Chandvad-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe Road.

[Formerly this road was known as the Toloda-Nandurbar-Sakri-Pimplner-Satana Raad.]

It starts from Vinchur in Nasik, enters Dhulia district at M. No. 52/7 near Shelbari, runs towards the north upto Pimpalner and then towards the east upto Shewali. It runs towards the north from Shewali to Nandurbar and takes a north-east turn upto Prakashe where it ends. It traverses Sakri, Nandurbar and Shahada talukas for a length of 101.84 km. It crosses many rivers and nallahs where there are bridges as mentioned below:―at M. No. 47/0 on the Panzara river near Pimpalner, at M. No. 25/0 on Rodi river near Nizampur; at M. No. 20/5 on the Borai river near Vajadare, and at M. No. 12/0 on the Tapi river near Korit.

The names of places on the way and the roads crossed by it are given below: -

Place

M. No.**

Name and class of road.

Shelbari

52/0

--

Deshirwade

48/2

--

Pimpalner

46/2

Pimpalner-Warsa-Nawapur M. D. R.

Samode

44/1

Samode-Dahiwel M. D. R.

Sakri

32/4

Surat-Dhulia S. H.

Bhamer

29/0

Dondaicha-Dusane-Bhamer M. D. R.

Nizampur

24/0

--

Titane

19/0

--

Chhadwel

17/0

--

Ashte

6/7

--

Nundurbar

0/0

(i) Nandurbar-Pathrai M. D. R.

(ii) Nandurbar-Dhanora M. D. R.

(iii) Nandurbar-Dondaicha M. D. R.

Prakashe1

11/4

Burhanpur-Shahada-Ankaleshwar S. H.

** Mile numbering is done from Nandurbar upto the Nasik District border on the south as also upto Prakashe on the north.

           1Prakashe is near Korit.

The length of 84.24 km. from Shejbari to Nandurbar has a black-topped surface and the length of 17.60 km. from Nandurbar to Korit is water bound macadam. The road is motorable throughout the year.

Shahada-Dhadgaon to State border Road.

This road starts from Shahada, runs towards the north upto Dara after which it runs in northwest direction upto Dhadgaon and thence towards the north upto district border where it crosses the Narmada river near Jalshindhi project and leaves for Baroda district in Gujarat State. The length of this road is proposed to be 97.76 km. of which only a length of 57.92 km. from Shahada to Dhadgaon is existing and the rest from Dhadgaon to State border is under construction. This road runs in common with the Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada-Khetia road from Shahada to Mohide for a length of 4.87 km. which has a black-topped surface. It crosses many small rivers and nallahs. There is a major bridge across the Uday river. It touches the following places: [Zero mileage from Dara towards north-west and south.] Patilwadi (2/4 mile), Fattepur (3/8 mile), Padalde (4/2 mile), Mhasvad (Mile 5/6).

The following roads either take off from it or are crossed by it:

Place of junction.

Name and class of road.

Shahada

(i) Burhanpur-Shahada-Ankaleshwar S. H.

(ii) Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada-Khetia S. H.

(iii) Shahada-Aslod-Madane M. D. R.

Padalde

Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada-Khetia S. H.

The length of 4.87 km. from Shahada to Mohide has a black-Sopped surface, that of 10.86 km. from Mohide to Dara is water bound macadam and the length of 42.23 km. from Dara to Dhadgaon has a gravelled surface.

Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada-Khetia Road.

It starts from No. 222/6 of the Bombay-Agra national highway near Songir. runs towards the north-west upto Shahada and thence towards the north-east upto the district border, where it leaves for Madhya Pradesh at M. No. 63/5 [ Zero mileage from Dhulia.]. It traverses Sindkheda and Shahada talukas for a length of 83.87 km. It crosses the Tapi river in M. No. 43 near Sarangkhede, the Bhendwa nallah in M. No. 50/6 and M. No. 50/8 near Mohide and the Gomai river in M. No. 54/3 near Lonkhede. There are major bridges at the above mentioned river crossings, and the bridge on the Borai river near Chimthane is under construction. The names of places on the way and the roads crossed or touched by it are mentioned below.

Place

M. No.**

 Name and class of road

Songir

11/7

Bombay-Agra N. H.

Chimthane

21/7

Chimthane-Sindkheda M. D. R.

Dondaicha

36/0

(i) Sukwad-Sindkheda-Virdel-Dondaicha M. D. R.

(ii) Dondaicha-Nandurbar M. D. R.

(iii) Dondaicha-Dusane M. D. R.

Sarangkhede

42/7

--

Shahada

52/0

Ankaleshwar-Shahada-Burhanpur S. H. [This state highway runs in common with the Songir-Dondaicha-Khetia Road for some distance.]

Lonkheda

54/3

--

Padalde Sultanpur

56/2

Shahada-Dara-Dhadgaon S. H.

59/0

--

**  Zero mileage from Dhulia.

The entire length of this road has a black-topped surface and is motorable throughout the year.

Nandurbar-Visarwadi Road

It starts from Nandurbar, runs towards the south-west through forest areas upto Visarwadi and traverses Nandurbar and Nawapur Road, talukas for the total length of 38.44 km. This road runs parallel to Surat-Bhusawal railway line from Nandurbar to Khandbara. It. crosses three nallahs at M. No. 2/3 M. No. 6/1 and M. No. 9/4 where there are bridges. It touches the following places: Dhekwad (4/0 mile). Wirchak (7/4 mile), Shaswad (10/0 mile), Khandbara (12/8 mile), Khadki (17/4 mile), and Visarwadi (24/0 mile) This road meets the Surat-Dhulia State Highway at M. No. 73/4 near Visarwadi. The entire length of this road has a gravelled surface. .

Major District Roads.

Akkalkuwa-Kathi-Dhadgaon Road.

This road starts from M. No. 12/4 of the Ankaleshwar-Shirpur- Burhanpur state highway at Akkalkuwa, runs towards the north upto Kathi and thence towards the east upto  Dhadgaon. This road runs through the forest areas and traverses Akkalkuwa taluka and Akrani mahal for a total length of 48.71 km. This road meets the Shahada-Dara-Dhadgaon state highway" at Dhadgaon. It touches Gangapur, Dab, Junwani, Kathi, Khuntamodi and Son in its stretch. The total length of 24 km. of this road is water bound macadam, while that of 24.70 km. has a gravelled surface.

Mhasawad-Ranipur-Jaipani-Kolapani-Toranmal Road.

It starts from M. No. 5/6 of the Shahada-Dara-Dhadgaon state highway at Mhaswad and runs towards the north upto Toranmal on the State border. It traverses the Shahada taluka and Akrani mahal for a total length of 41.84 km. and touches Padalde, Amode, Lakkadkot, Ranipur, Kalapani and Toranmal in its stretch. The entire length of this road is gravelled and motorable in the fair weather season.

Taloda-Dhadgaon Road.

This road starts from Taloda, runs towards the north upto Dhadgaon where it touches the Shahada-Dara-Dhadgaon state highway and traverses Taloda taluka and Akrani mahal for a length of 34.75 km. It traverses through the hilly tracks and touches Chinoda-Kothar and Mankhedi in its stretch. A portion of 11 km. is water bound macadam, while that of 23.75 km. has a gravelled surface.

Shahada-Madane to State border Road.

This road starts from Shahada, runs towards the north-east upto State border for a total length of 30.57 km. through Shahada taluka. It touches Dongargaon, Aslod, Madane, and Wadgaon and leaves for Madhya Pradesh. The length of 4.83 km. of this road is water bound macadam, that of 17.30 km. is gravelled, and the remaining one is under construction. The portion of the road already constructed is motorable in fair weather season.

Shahade-Khondmali-Koparli-Ranale Road.

This road starts from Shahade (in Nandurbar taluka), runs towards the east upto Koparli, and then towards the south-east upto Ranale. It traverses the Nandurbar taluka for a total length of 32.90 km. and crosses the Surat-Bhusawal railway line near Ranale railway station. It meets the Dondaicha-Nandurbar road at Ranale and touches Khondmali, Koparli, Ranale railway station and Ranale. The length of 6.44 km. of this road is water bound macadam, while that of 16.88 km. has a gravelled surface, the remaining being under construction.

Aslod-Malgaon- Budki-Sangvi Road.

This road starts from Aslod, runs towards the east upto Boradi and thence towards the south-east upto Sangvi where it meets the Bombay-Agra national highway. It traverses Shahada and Shirpur talukas for a total length of 45.06 km. It touches Malgaon, Budki and Sangvi. The road is gravelled and motorable in the fair weather season.

Nandurbar-Dhanora Road.

Starting from Nandurbar, this road runs towards the north-west upto Dhanora on the State border. It traverses only Nandurbar taluka for a total length of 23.73 km. and touches Pimplod, Dhanora and Borale. The Khandava-Pimplod road meets this road at Pimplod. A portion of 18 km. is water bound macadam and the remaining is gravelled.

Ranale-Tishi-Korit Road.

It starts from Ranale,' runs towards the north-west upto Tishi (railway station), where it crosses the Surat-Bhusawal railway line and thence it proceeds towards the north upto Korit. It crosses the Shahade-Khondmali-Koparli-Ranale road near Khondmali, and touches Tishi, Khondmali and Korit. Its length is 20.11 km. which is gravelled.

Khandbara-Natawad-Pimplod Road.

It starts from Khandbara and runs towards north-east upto Pimplod where it meets the Nandurbar-Dhanora road. It touches Shirwade, Kothali, Natawad and Pimplod and traverses only the Nandurbar taluka for a total length of 16-49 km. The road has a gravelled surface.

 Shirpur-Thalner-Manjrod-Pilode-Hol-Tonde Road.

Starting from Shirpur this road runs towards the south-east upto Pilode and thence towards the north-east upto Tonde where it meets the Ankleshwar-Shahada-Sirpur-Burhanpur state highway. It touches Pimpre Thalner, Bhortek, Manjrod, Pilode, Hol and Tonde. Its total length is 34.40 km. of which that of 32.78 km. has a gravelled surface, the remaining portion being under construction.

Dondaicha-Nandurbar Road

This road starts from Dondaicha and runs towards the west upto Nandurbar. It traverses Sindkheda and Nandurbar talukas for a total length of 33.79 km. and touches Dhawade, Ghotane, and Ranale. The Shahade-Khondmali-Koparli-Ranale and the Ranale-Tishi-Korit roads meet this road at Ranale. The entire length of this road is black-topped and motorable throughout the year.

Sindkheda-Chimthane-Shewade Road.

It starts from Sindkheda, runs towards the south-west upto Chimthane, where it crosses the Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada-Khetia State Highway, after which it runs towards the west upto Dusane. From Sindkheda to Arawe it runs parallel to the Borai river. It touches Malpur, Chimthane, Arawe, Shewade, Bulsane and Dusane. The road traverses Sindkheda and Sakri talukas for a total length of about 39 km., of which a portion of 4 km. is black-topped, of 8.66 km. is water bound macadam, while the remaining is gravelled.

Sukwad-Sindkheda-virdel-Dondaicha Road.

The road starts from Sukwad on the Bombay-Agra road and runs towards the west up to Sindkheda, where it crosses the Borai river. From Sindkheda it runs towards the north-west upto Virdel and thence towards the west upto Dondaicha. This road traverses only Sindkheda taluka for a total length of 40.23 km. It touches Sindkheda, Warul, Virdel, Dalwada, Dhamane, Kurukwada and Dondaicha. Its length of 30.37 km. is water bound macadam and motorable throughout the year.

Waghadi-Wadi-Boradi Road

It runs towards the north upto Budki and thence towards the east upto Boradi. It runs in common with the Aslod-Malgaon-Budki-Sangwi road from Budki to Boradi. It traverses only Shirpur taluka for a total length of 19 km. and touches Kuwa, Wadi, Varzadi, Budki and Boradi. The road has a gravelled surface.

Nawapur-Borzar-Worse-Pimpalner Road.

This road starts from the Maharashtra-Gujarat border near Nawapur, runs towards the south-east upto Warse and thence towards traverses the Nawapur and Sakri talukas for a total length of 57.39 km. The road crosses the Surat-Bhusawal railway line and the Surat-Dhulia road near Nawapur. There are major bridges on this road, one each at M. No. 32/0 and M. No. 33/0. It touches Nawapur, Chauka, Nagzari, Borzar, Warse, Kudashi and Pimpalner. The road is water bound macadam and motorable in the fair weather season only.

Dondaicha- Dusane- to Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe Road.

The road starts from Dondaicha on the Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada-Khetia road and runs towards the south-west to meet the Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe road. It runs parallel to the Amravati river upto Malpur and traverses Sindkheda, Nandurbar and Sakri talukas for a total length of 40.23 km. and touches Malpur, Talwada, Indve, Dusane, Chauki and Bhadgaon. The Sindkheda-Chimthane-Dusane road meets it near Dusane. The Nizampur-Larnkani-Mandale road is crossed by this road near Hordana. The portion of 6.44 km. of the road is black-topped, of 23.33 km. is water bound macadam and the remaining is gravelled. The road is motorable in the fair weather season only.

Dhulia-Mehergano-Chinchwar-Saitale Road.

It starts from M. No. 212 of the Bombay-Agra road at Deopur and runs towards the north-west upto Saitale. It traverses only Dhulia taluka for a total length of 30 km. and touches Deopur, Bhokar, Nimdale, Mehergaon, Chinchwar and Saitale. The entire length except 2.13 km. has a gravelled surface and is motorable only in the fair season.

Shewade-Lamkani- Shirdhane-Ner Road.

It starts from Shewade, runs in southern direction and meets the Surat-Dhulia highway near Ner. It traverses Sindkheda and Dhulia talukas for a total length of 29.76 km. and crosses the Borai river near Shewade. It touches Lamkani, Saitale, Phopra and Shirdhane. Its length of 9.66 km. is water bound macadam, of about 14 km. is gravelled, and the remaining one is under construction.

Nizampur- Lamkani to Bombay-Agra Road.

This road starts from Nizampur on the Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe road and runs towards the east to meet the Bombay-Agra road. It traverses Sakri and Dhulia talukas for a total length of 40.84 km. and touches Hordana, Mhasale, Lonkheda, Lamkani, Rami, Bori, Burzad and Mandale. The entire road is gravelled and motorable only in the fair season.

Arvi-Hendrun-Borkund-Shirul-Parola Road.

This road starts from Arvi at M. No. 200/0 of the Bombay-Agra road, runs towards the east upto Borkund and thence towards the north-east upto Dhulia-Jalgaon district border, where it leaves for Parola in Jalgaon district. It touches Moghan, Hendrun, Shirud, Velhane and Dhamangaon. It is crossed by the Dhulia-Chalisgaon Aurangabad State highway near Borkund as also by the Dhulia-Chalisgaon railway line near Shirud. It traverses only Dhulia taluka for a length of 30.50 km. which is water bound macadam.

Mulgi-Wadphali-Manibeli Road.

This road starts from Mulgi on the Akkalkuwa-Dhadgaon road, runs towards the west upto Wadphali and thence towards the north upto Manibeli on the south bank of the Narmada river. It traverses only the Akkalkuwa taluka through the hilly area for a total length of 32 km. It touches Bijaligaon, Pimpalkhuta, Wadphali and Manibeli, The road is gravelled and motorable in fair weather season.

The following table gives the account of the remaining major district roads:―

TABLE No. 1

 ACCOUNT OF MAJOR DISTRICT ROADS OTHER THAN THOSE DESCRIBED ABOVE IN DHULIA DISTRICT

Sr. No.

Name of road

Length (in km.)

Roads met or crossed by it

Places touched by it

Black-topp-ed

Water bound maca-dam

Gravel-led

Total

Talukas it traverses

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

Ban-Dara-Ranipur

--

--

12.71

12.71

Shahada

(i) Mhaswad-Ranipur-Toranmal M. D.R.

Ban, Dara and Ranipur.

--

--

--

(ii) Shahada-Dara-Dh- adgaon

--

2

Taloda-Hattoda

2.42

--

--

2.42

Taloda

Ankaleshwar-Shadada-Shir-pur-Burhanpur S.H.

Taloda and Hattoda.

3

Aslod-Borala-Sarangkhede

--

--

9.77

9.77

Shahada

Ankaleshwar-Shahada-Shir-pur-Burhanpur S.H.

Aslod, Kaothal, Borali, Kothali and Sarangkheda.

4

Nandurbar-Patharai

14.4

--

--

1.44

Nandurbar

(i) Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe S.H.

Nandurbar, Karajkhupe, Dhamdai and Patharai.

(ii) Nandurbar-Visarwadi S.H.

--

(iii) Nandurbar-Dondaicha M.D.R.

--

(iv) Nandurbar-Dhanora M.D.R.

--

5

Sangvi-Sagbhatti

--

--

4.82

4.82

Shirpur

Bombay-Agra N.H.

Sangvi and Khamkhede.

6

Shirpur Town road

1.34

--

--

1.34

Shirpur

Ankaleshwar-Shahada-Shir-pur-Burhanpur S.H.

--

7

Sindkheda-Gorane

--

14.88

--

14.88

Sindkheda

(i) Bombay-Agra N.H.

Sindkheda, Dabli and Gorane,

(ii) Sindkheda-Chimthana-Dusane M.D.R.

--

(iii) Sukwad-Sindkheda-Dondaicha M.D.R.

--

(iv) Surat-Bhusawal Railway near Dabli.

--

8

Nardhana approach

0.60

--

--

0.60

Sindkheda

Bombay-Agra N.H.

Nardhana

9

Raipur-Ahawa

--

7.24

--

7.24

Nawapur

Nandurbar-Pimpalner M,D,R

Raipur and Vadkalambi.

10

Nardhana-Betawad to district border

--

9.96

--

9.96

Sindkheda

Bombay-Agra N.H.

Nardhana, Betwad and Warud.

11

Samoda-Dahiwel

--

12.25

--

12.25

Sakri

(i) Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe S.H.

Samode, Ghodade and Dahiwel.

(ii) Sakri-Dahiwel-Kondaibari M.D.R.

--

12

Shewali-Behed upto district border

4.40

4.80

--

16.04

Sakri

(i) Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe S.H.

Kasare, Nadase, Behed and and Vitai.

(ii) Ner-Mhasadi-Dhamner M.D.R.

--

13

Kusumbe-Chaugaon upto district border

--

--

12.60

12.60

Dhulia

Sarat-Dhulia S.H.

Kusumbe, Chaugaon and Ajanale.

14

Ner-Mhasadi-Dhamner-Behed

--

1.00

17.50

18.50

Dhulia and Sakri

(i) Surat-Dhulia S.H.

Ner, Deur, Mhasadi, Dhamner and Behed.

(ii) Shewali-Behed M.D.R.

--

15

Mehergaon-Kauthal

--

--

4.83

4.83

Dhulia

Dhulia-Mehergaon-Chinch-war M.D.R.

Mehergaon and Kauthal.

16

Nawara-Mohadi

--

--

11.16

11.16

Dhulia

Dhulia-Amalner S.H.

Nawara, Satarne and Mohadi.

17

Gauhali-Moramba upto district border.

--

--

32.00

32.00

Akkalkuwa

Ankaleshwar-Shahada-Shir-pur-Burhanpur S.H.

Mauhali, Morambo, Khadakpani and Horphali.

TABLE No. 2

 OTHER DISTRICT ROADS IN DHULIA DISTRICT

Sr. No.

Name of Road

Length (in km.)

Important roads met or crossed by it

Important places touched by it.

Black-topp-ed

Water bound maca-dam

Gravell-ed

Total

Talukas traversed

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

Dhadgaon-Mundalwad-Varkhedi

--

--

15.00

15.00

Akrani

(i) Shahada-Dara-Dhadgaon S.H.

Dhadgaon, Mundalvad and Varkhedi.

(ii) Akkalkuwa-Dhadgaon

M.D.R.

2

Dhadgaon-Shelkui-Talkhedi

--

--

16.00

16.00

Akrani

 Akkalkuwa-Dhadgaon M.D.R.

Shelkuwi, Khardi and Tekhadi.

(i) Ankaleshwar-Shirpur-Burhanpur S.H.

Bijari, Shirsani, Vavi and Mandvi.

3

Bijari-Mandvi upto Ankaleshwar-Shirpur-Burhanpur S.H.

--

--

11.50

11.50

Akrani

(ii) Taloda-Dhadgaon M.D.R.

--

4

Kuktar-Surwani-Mundalvad-Koparpati

--

--

17.00

17.00

Akrani

Shahada-Dara-Dhadgaon S.H.,

Kuktar, Surwani and Mundalvad.

5

Nandurbar-Junmohide-Bhaler-Koparli

--

--

20.00

20.00

Nandurbar

(i) Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe S. H. at Nandurbar.

Junmohide, Bhaler and Ko-parli.

(ii) Nandurbar-Visarwadi S.H.

--

(iii) Ranale-Tishi-Korit M.D.R. at Bhaler.

--

(iv) Dondaicha-Koparli

--

6

Dab-Jamana

--

--

12.87

12.87

Akkalkuwa

Akkalkuwa-Dhadgaon M.D.R.

Dab, Todikund, Chivalutar and Jamana.

7

Datarti-Deur-Ubhand

--

--

4.80

4.80

Sakri and Dhulia

Ner-Mhasadi-Dhamner M.D.R.

Datarti, Wasmar, Deur and Ubhand.

8

Moramba-Raisingpur joining the Akkalkuwa-Dhadgaon road.

--

--

13.63

13.63

Akkalkuwa

Akkalkuwa -Dhadgaon M.D.R.

Moramba, Nawanagarmutha and Raisingpur.

9

Khapar-Raisingpur-Vadphali

--

--

8.05

8.05

Akkalkuwa

Ankaleshwar-Shirpur-Bur-hanpur S.H.

Khapar, Raisingpur, Ambabari, Mogra and Vadphali.

10

Amlad-Bhade-Borad-Sultanpur.

--

--

28.46

28.46

Taloda and Shahada

(i) Ankaleshwar-Shirpur-Burhanpur S.H.

Amlad, Bhade, Borad, Kalambi, Chikhali, Mhaswad and Sultanpur.

(ii) Shabada-Dara-Dhadgaon S.H.

--

(iii) Songir-Dondaicha-Khetia S.H.

--

11

Mhasawad-Padalde-Katharde

--

--

11.26

11.26

Shahada

Shahada-Dara-Dhadgaon S.H.

Budigavan, Padalde and Katharde.

12

Prakashe-Vaijali-Kalmadi

--

--

0.12

6.42

Shahada

Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar Prakashe S.H.

Vaijali and Kalmadi

13

Jalod-Kondhaval to Aslod-Borale- Sarangkheda road.

--

--

3.00

3.00

Shahada

Aslod-Borale-Sarangkheda M.D.R.

Jalod, Phopra and Kauthal.

14

Aslod-Brahmanpuri upto Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada-Khetia S.H

--

--

8.04

8.04

Shahada

Songir-Dondaicha-Shahada Khetia S.H.

Londra, Brahmanpuri and Sultanpur.

15

Damarkheda-Shelti

--

--

4.80

4.80

Shahada

(i) Ankaleshwar-Shirpur-Burhanpur S.H.

Damarkheda, Palaswada, Nandarkheda and Shelti.

(ii) Shahade-Khondmali-Koparli-Ranale M.D.R.

--

16

Mandane-Jawade

--

--

8.20

8.20

Shahada

Shahada-Aslod-Vadgaon M.D.R.

Mandane and Jawade.

17

Shahada-Vaijali-Osarli

--

--

3.20

3.20

Shahada

Ankaleshwar-Shirpur-Bur-hanpur S.H.

Katharde and Vaijali

18

Palasner-Borad

--

--

14.48

14.48

Shirpur

Bombay-Agra N.H.

Palasner and Boradi.

19

Nandurbar-Dhanora upto Khandbara-Borad road.

--

--

3.21

3.21

Nandurbar

(i) Nandurbar-Dhanora M.D.R.

Kothali

(ii) Khandbara-Borad M.D.R.

 

TABLE No. 2-contd.

Sr. No.

Name of Road

Length (in km.)

Talukas traversed

Important roads met or crossed by it.

Important places touched by it.

Black-topp-ed

Water bound maca-dam

Gravell-ed

Total

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

20

Dondaicha-Shewade

--

--

12.00

12.00

Sindkheda

(i) Songir- Dondaicha- Khetia S. H.

Kharda, Vikharan, Warzadi, Degaon and She wade.

(ii) Dondaicha-Nandurbar M. D. R.

--

(iii) Sukwad- Sindkheda- Dondaicha M.D.R.

--

(iv) Sindkheda- Chimthane- Dusane M.D.R.

--

(v) Shirdhane- Lamkane-Shewade M.D.R.

--

21

Dondaicha-Tembha

--

--

8.05

8.05

Sindkheda

Roads No.(i), (ii) and (iii) as above

Daulnad Tembha.

22

Vikharan-Tekwade

--

--

7.07

7.07

Shirpur

Ankaleshwar- Shirpur-Burhanpur, S.H.

Londra and Tekwade

23

Shirpur-Karwand-Lauki upto Bombay-Agra N.H.

--

--

13.50

13.50

Shirpur

Do.

Karwand and Lauki.

24

Sule-Rohini up to Tonde-Bhoitti road and from Kavthal to Bhamkheda.

--

--

3.20

3.20

Shirpur and Shahada.

(i) Bombay Agra N. H.

Sule, Fattepur and Rohini.

(ii) Tonde-Khambe M.D.R.

--

25

Chinchpada - Kel - Sonare - Khatgaon.

--

0.59

0.59

1.18

Nawapur

Do.

Kel and Sonare.

26

Rayangan-Dhayate

--

5.40

8.40

13.80

Nawapur

Surat- Dhulia S. H.

Pengaran and Dhayate.

27

Khandbora-Vaslai

--

--

7.23

7.23

Nawapur and Nandurbar

Nandurbar- Visarwadi S.H.

Karanjali and Vasalai.

28

Khatgaon-Shehi upto State border

--

1.60

11.27

12.87

Nawapur

Do.

Khatgaon and Shehi.

29

Ashte-Khandbara

--

--

23.33

23.33

Nandurbar and Nawapur

(i) Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe S.H.

Do.

(ii) Nandurbar-Visarwadi S.H.

--

30

Langhane-Bamhane-Dhamana

--

--

18.50

18.50

Sindkheda

Sukwad- Sindkheda- Virdel -Dondaicha M.D.R.

Langhane, Bamhane and Dhamana.

31

Virdel - Ranjane- Kalgaon-Lohgaon-Torkheda

--

--

2.01

2.01

Sindkheda

Do.

Varpada, Ranjane, Kalgaon and Lohgaon.

32

Songir-Waghadi-Betawad-Vikwel

--

8.45

20.55

29.00

Sindkheda and Dhulia.

Bombay- Agra N. H.

Waghadi and Betawad.

33

Gorane-Khalane up to Songir-

Dondaicha Khetia S.H.

--

--

12.87

12.87

Sindkheda

(i) Bombay Agra N.H.

Vitai, Khalane, Nishane,

--

--

--

--

--

(ii) Songir- Dondaicha-Khetia S.H.

Dalwade and Chimthane,

34

Warud-Pashte-Vikwel

--

--

9.25

9.25

Sindkheda

Nardhana-Betawad M.D.R.

Warud, Pashte, Mudwad, Maltar and Vikwel.

35

Sindkheda-Varpada-Shirpur

--

--

12.87

12.87

Sindkheda

Sakwad- Sindkheda- Dond-Dondaicha M.D.R.

Patan, Varsus, Newade and Varpada.

36

Shirpur-Thalner-Bhatpura

--

--

4.00

4.00

Shirpur

Bombay- Agra N. H.

Thalner and Bhptpura.

37

Nawapur-Zamanzar-Khekade

--

--

4.82

4.82

Nawapur

Surat-Dhulia S.H.

Zamanzar and Khekade.

38

Raipur - Nagzari - Davanyapada -Chaupade-Rothod-Dahiwel

--

--

22.00

22.00

Nawapur and Sakri.

(i) Surat-Dhulia S.H.

Nagzari, Davanyapada Chaupade, Rothod, Shir-sole and Dahiwel.

(ii) Samode- DahiwelM.D.R

(iii) Nawapur- Borzar-Warsa- Pimpalner M.D.R.

TABLE No, 2-contd.

Sr.

No.

Name of the road

Length (in km.)

Talukas traversed

Important roads met or crossed by it

Important places touched by it.

Black-topp-ed

Water bound maca-dam

Gravell-ed

Total

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

39

Dapur-Karanji Savarat

--

--

2.50

2.50

Nawapur

Surat-Dhulia S. H.

Dapur and Karanji.

40

Shirdhana - Vardhane upto Nandurbar-Sakri S.H.

--

--

9.65

9.65

Sakri

(i) Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Prakashe S.H.

Dhadgaon, Vardhane, Nagpur and Aine.

(ii) Shewade- Shisdhane upto Surat-Dhulia road.

--

41

Nizampur-Brahmanwel

--

--

15.20

15.20

Sakri

Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar -Prakashe S. H.

Vaskhedi and Brahmanwel.

42

Kondaibari-Pin arzadi-Brahmanwel-Korde.

--

--

18.91

18.91

Sakri

(i) Surat--Dhulia S. H.

Pinjarazadi, Brahmanwel and Chhadwel.

(ii) Vinchur-Sakri-Nandurbar-Praksahe S.H.

Danghirwade, Bopkhel and Shenvad.

43

Warsa - Bopkhel - Dhamandhar -Shenvad.

--

--

5.50

5.50

Sakri

Nawapur- Borzar- Warsa- Pimpalner M.D.R.

Danpada, Amale and Dhaner Tembhe and Rothod.

44

Danpada-Dhaner-Kondaibori

--

--

9.65

9.65

Sakri

Surat-Dhulia S.H.

Do.

45

Umarpate-Tembhe-Rothod

--

--

5.00

5.00

Sakri

Nawapur- Borzar- Warsa- Pimpalner M.D.R.

--

46

Warsa-Shenvad

--

--

10.43

10.43

Sakri

Nawapur- Warsa- Pimpalner M.D.R.

--

47

Starting from the Nawapur Pimpalner-Warse road upto State border.

--

3.20

4.00

7.20

Sakri

Do.

Do.

48

Pimpalner-Degaon-Darkhel

--

--

19.00

19.00

Sakri

(i) Vinchur-Sakri-Nadurbar- Prakashe S.H.

Deshirwade, Degaon Dighawe, Chhail and Darkhel.

(ii) Nandurbar-Warsa- Pimpalner M.D.R.

--

(iii) Shewde- Behed M.D.R.

--

49

Kasare-Pratappur-Nalgavan

5.00

5.00

10.80

20.80

Sakri

Sakri-Nandurbar- Prakashe S.H.

Kasare, Prtappur and Nalgavan.

50

Ner-approach road

--

1.20

--

1.20

Dhulia

Sural-Dhulia S.H.

Ner.

51

Ner-Approach road

--

0.80

--

0.80

Dhulia

Surat-Dhulia S.H.

Ner.

52

Dhulia-Ajanale

--

--

16.09

16.09

Dhulia

Surat-Dhulia S. H.

Chitod, Raver and Ajanale.

53

Dhulia-Vadjai-Anchade

--

3.68

8.72

12.40

Dhulia

(i)Bombay-Agra N. H.

Vadjai, Baundane, Babulwadi and Anchade.

(ii) Dhulia-Nagpur N. H.

(iii) Surat-Dhulia S. H.

--

54

Khede-Kundane-Chaugaon

--

--

11.46

11.46

Dhulia

(i) Surat-Dhulia S. H.

Kundane, Udane, Gotane and Chaugaon.

(ii) Kusumbe-Chaugaon M. D. R.

55

Borkund-Kulthe

--

--

0.80

0.80

Dhulia

--

--

56

Lonkhedi-Nandre

--

--

8.05

8.05

Dhulia

Surat-Dhulia S. H.

Nandre.

57

Dhulia-Mohadi-Kulthe

--

1.80

20.73

22.53

Dhulia

(i) Bombay-Agra N. H.

Tiki, Monghan and Kulthe.

(ii) Dhulia-Nagpur N. H.

--

(iii) Surat-Dhulia S. H.

--

(iv) Dhulia-Aurangabad S.H.

--

58

Biladi-Nyahalod-Kauthal

--

1.80

22.34

24.14

Dhulia

Bomay-Agra N. H.

Biladi, Nyahalod and Kauthal.

59

Mukti-Shirud-Nane

--

10.00

14.10

24.10

Dhulia

Dhulia-Edalabad-Nagpur N. H.

Amlad, Shirud, Vinchur and Nane.

60

Tolwade-Nandale

--

--

8.05

8.05

Dhulia

Dhulia-Aurangabad S. H.

Talwade and Nandale.

61

Arvi-Kulthe

--

--

8.05

8.05

Dhulia

Bombay-Agra N. H.

Arvi and Kulthe.

62

Laling-Ajanale

--

3.74

6.70

10.44

Dhulia

Bombay-Agra N. H.

--

63

Shirud-Mordar

--

2.59

--

2.59

Dhulia

--

Khordar and Mordar.

64

Bombay-Agra N. H, to Dapuri Dongargaon.

--

--

9.66

9.66

Dhulia

--

--

65

Sindkheda-Varshi

--

1.20

8.44

9.64

Sindkheda

(i) Sukwad-Sindkheda-Dondaicha M. D. R.

Varshi.

(ii) Sindkheda-Chimthane-Dusane M. D. R.

--

66

Rohana-Mukti

--

--

3.62

3.62

Sindkheda

--

Rohana and Mukti.

67

Khandbara-Shehi

--

--

8.05

8.05

Nawapur

Nandurbar-Visarwadi S. H.

Khandbara and Shehi.

Total

5.00

51.25

701.50

757.75

    

Municipal Roads.

Roads in municipal towns are maintained by the respective municipalities. There are very few cement concrete and asphalted roads in this district under municipal administration. The following statement gives an account of municipal road mileage in Dhulia district:―

 Name of the Municipality

Metalled Length

Unmetalled Length

Total

M.

 F.

M.

F.

M.

F.

1.

Shahada Kukdel

1

0

0

0

7

0

2.

Taloda

0

5

4

4

5

1

3.

Nandurbar

8

1

14

4

22

5

4.

Shirpur-Warvade

9

2

0

9

2

5.

Dondaicha

6

0

1

2

7

2

6.

Dhulia

36

0

0

2

36

7

Total

61

0

26

4

87

4

Vehicles plying within Municipal Limits

The following is an account of different kinds of vehicles which are plying within the municipal limits of different municipalities in Dhulia district.

Name of Municipality

Number of Motors*

Cycles

Tongas

Bullock Carts

Motor Cycles

1. Shahada Kukdel

36

535

--

450

5

2. Taloda

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

3. Nandurbar

66

713

24

670

25

4. Shirpur

72

N.A.

2

457

--

5. Dondaicha

16

355

2

350

16

6. Dhulia

347

N.A.

118

760

80

*The number of motors includes taxis, private cars, passenger cars and trucks.

 

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