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Transport of Assam

Assam, the northeastern state in India, has a modernized, structured and well designed transport infrastructure, including both public and private transportation services.  The state is easily accessible to the rest of India through its well connected Air, Rail and Road network that connects it within the state and the rest of the country. Let's find out more about the transportation services in Assam.

Assam Roadways


Transport in Assam

The network of national highways and other roads make travel to Assam convenient. The major towns in Assam and also the rest of India are interconnected by the roadways. Guwahati connects the national highways within Assam and the other states of the Northeast which serves for the transportation activities.The national highways connect Guwahati to the entire Northeast, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. People from international areas of Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh can also travel by road to Guwahati. The highways also connect Guwahati to all the major cities.

List of State Highways in Assam

Highways in Assam

The important state highways in Assam are:

Name: Dhodar Ali
District: Golaghat, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh
Total length: 450.10 km

Bongaigaon North-Salmara Abhayapuri Langla Jania Barpeta Mukalmua Kalitakuchi Amingaon North-Guwahati
Districts: Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Nalbari, Kamrup
Total length: 161.00 km

National Highways in Assam

The important national highways in Assam are:
National Highways in Assam
(Source: online.assam.gov.in)


National Highway 151
National Highway 151 (NH 151) starts from Karimganj and ends at the Indian border with Bangladesh.
The highway is 14 km (8.7 mi) long and runs only in the state of Assam.

National Highway 153
National Highway 153 (NH 153) starts from Ledo and ends at the Indian border (Arunachal Pradesh) with Myanmar. The highway is 60 km long.

National Highway 154
National Highway 154 (NH 154) starts from Dhaleswar and ends at Kanpui in Mizoram. The highway is 180 km long, of which 110 km is in Assam and 70 is in Mizoram.

National Highway 306
National Highway 306 (NH 306) is a 90 km (56 mi) National Highway in Assam and Mizoram. NH 306 begins in Silchar, Assam at the intersection of NH 37 and generally runs southward passing through Lumding, Silchar and Kolasib in Mizoram.

National Highway 31
National Highway 31 is an important National Highway in India. The highway provides a gateway to the states of North-East India. It is 1,125 km (699 mi) long. The highway starts in Barhi, Jharkhand at the NH 2 and generally trends to the northeast, passing through Jhumri Tilaiya, Koderma, Nawada, Bihar Sharif,
Bakhtiarpur, Mokameh, Begusarai, Purnea, Dalkhola, Kishanganj, Bagdogra, Siliguri, Malbazar, Mainaguri, Dhupguri, Cooch Behar, Tufanganj, Kokrajhar, and Nalbari before ending at Jalukbari, Guwahati.

National Highway 31B
National Highway 31B (NH 31B) starts from North Salmara in Assam and ends at Jogighopa in Assam. The highway is 19 km (12 mi) long.

National Highway 31C
National Highway 31C connects Galgalia in West Bengal and Bijni in Assam. The total length of the highway is 235 km (146 mi), of which 142 km (88 mi) is in West Bengal and 93 km (58 mi) in Assam.

National Highway 36
National Highway 36 connects Nagaon in Assam and Dimapur in Nagaland.The total distance covered is 170 km (110 mi), of which 167 km (104 mi) is in Assam and 3 km (1.9 mi) is in Nagaland. It starts from the junction of NH 37 in Nagaon and ends in the junction of NH 54 in Dimapur.

National Highway 37
National Highway 37 runs from Panchratna near Goalpara across Assam state to Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. The total length of NH 37 is 740 km (460 mi).

National Highway 37A
National Highway 37A (NH 37A) starts from Kuwarital in Assam and ends at the junction of NH 52 near Tezpur in Assam. The highway is 23 km (14 mi) long.

National Highway 38
National Highway 38 (NH 38) is a short National Highway of India entirely within the state of Assam that connects Makum and Lekhapani. It covers a distance of 54 km (34 mi).

National Highway 415
National Highway 415 (NH 415) starts from Banderdewa, Arunachal Pradesh and ends at Gohpur, Assam. The highway is 59 km (37 mi) long, of which 15 km (9.3 mi) is in Assam and 42 km (26 mi) in Arunachal Pradesh.

National Highway 44
National Highway 44 (NH 44) is a National Highway in Northeast India that connects Shillong,
in Meghalaya with Sabroom, near India-Bangladesh in Tripura.

National Highway 51
National Highway 51 (NH 51) is in the states of Assam and Meghalaya. NH-51 starts from Paikan in Assam (at junction with NH 37) and ends at Dalu, in Meghalaya. The highway is 149 km (93 mi) long, of which 22 km (14 mi) is in Assam and 127 km (79 mi) is in Meghalaya.

National Highway 515
National Highway 515 (NH 515) is a National Highway in the Northeastern Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. NH 515 starts at the intersection of NH 15 north of Dhemaji and generally traverses east and northeast. It runs for a distance of 111 km (69 mi), initially through Assam and the rest in Arunachal Pradesh.

National Highway 52
National Highway 52 (NH 52) is a National Highway in the Northeastern Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. NH 52 starts at the intersection of NH 31 north of Guwahati and generally traverses east and northeast. It runs for a distance of 850 km (530 mi), of which 540 km (340 mi) is in Assam and the rest in Arunachal Pradesh.

National Highway 52A
National Highway 52A (NH 52A) starts from Banderdewa, Arunachal Pradesh and ends at Gohpur, Assam. The highway is 57 km (35 mi) long, of which 15 km (9.3 mi) is in Assam and 42 km (26 mi) in Arunachal Pradesh.

National Highway 52B
National Highway 52B (NH 52B) starts from Kulajan and ends at Dibrugarh, both places in the state of Assam. The highway which was a 31 km (19 mi) stretch got extended to cover a portion of 1,850-km long Trans-Arunachal Highway.

National Highway 53
National Highway 53 (NH 53) is a National Highway in Northeast India that connects Badarpur, Assam with Imphal, Manipur. NH 53 starts from the junction of NH 44 at Badarpur and covers a distance of 320 km (200 mi), of which 100 km (62 mi) is in Assam and 220 km (140 mi) is in Manipur.

National Highway 54
National Highway 54 (NH 54) is a 850 km (530 mi) long National Highway in the Northeastern Indian states of Assam and Mizoram. NH 54 begins in Dabaka, Assam at the intersection of NH 36 and generally runs southward passing through Lumding, Silchar and Mizoram state capital Aizwal before terminating at Tuipang in Mizoram.

National Highway 61
National Highway 61 (NH 61) runs from Kohima, and ends at Jhanji in the state of Assam. The highway is 240 km (150 mi) long, of which 220 km (140 mi) is in Nagaland and 20 km (12 mi) is in Assam.

National Highway 62
National Highway 62 (NH 62) starts from Damra in Assam and ends at Dalu, in Meghalaya. The highway is 195 km (121 mi) long, of which 5 km (3.1 mi) is in Assam and 190 is in Meghalaya.

National Highway 152
National Highway 152(old) is now known as 127A(New) starts from Pathsala in Assam and ends at the Republic of India border with Bhutan. The highway is 38 km (24 mi) long and runs only in the state of Assam.

Assam State Transport Corporation

Assam State Transport Corporation

Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) is an Indian transport organization which provides bus services within Assam and adjoining states. ASTC was started as a State Government Department with four buses to run between Guwahati and Nagaon and gradually the transport network of the department expanded throughout the state of Assam. It was converted to a corporation on 30 March 1970. All buses have the registration code AS-20. ASTC operates Hi-Tech Luxury (AC/Non AC) buses for long distances and Hi-Tech semi and mini deluxe bus services for city and rural areas. Many private buses also operate under ASTC.

Important Contact numbers

Find here the important contact numbers for bus services in Assam

From Guwahati railway station

Paltan bazar station: 9957563033
Inter state bus terminus: 9706164265
Station superintendent: 9859745632
Divisional manager: 9706164265
Website: Assam State Transport

Paltan Bazar Contact
Sri Anil Ch. Barman, deputy general manager: 9207041761
Sri Kirpamoy naug, divisional manager: 9706164265
Sri Harendra nath Malakar, station superintendent: 9957563033


Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT), Guwahati
Sri Siba Prasad Sarma, divisional superintendent: 9864054554
Sri Mukul Bhuyan, Resident executive:  9854440694
Sri Danda Mattak, officer on special duty: 9954484927

Telephone numbers of chairman and managing director
Sri Govinda Chandra Langthasa, chairman: 3612229104
Sri Khagendra Nath Chetia, managing director: 3612739552

Assam Railways


Assam Railways


Assam has a well connected rail network. Trains run to Assam from all the states of the country. And also all the major towns in Assam are interconnected with railways. So the other towns of Assam are also accessible to the travelers who can with ease travel to Assam using the railways. Guwahati falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway Zone of the Indian Railways. Guwahati Junction is the headquarters of the zone. Guwahati Junction is the major station of Assam. There are trains from Guwahati to the major cities of the country and vice versa. Rajdhani Express, Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express, Northeast Express, and Saraighat Express run at regular intervals to and from Guwahati.

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Also Read: Jorhat Railway Station

Northeast Frontier Railway

The Northeast Frontier Railway or N F Railway is one of the 17 railway zones in India. N F Railway is headquartered in Maligaon, Guwahati. N F Railways is responsible for rail operations in the entire Northeast and parts of West Bengal and Bihar. It is divided into 5 divisions:

  • Alipurdaur Railway Division
  • Katihar Railway Division
  • Lumding Railway Division
  • Rangia Railway Division
  • Tinsukia Railway Division

Major sections of N F Railway

The major sections under Northeast Frontier Railway zone are:

  • New Bongaigaon–Guwahati section
  • Rangia-Murkongselek section
  • Guwahati–Lumding section
  • Lumding–Dibrugarh section
  • Lumding-Silchar section
  • Silchar–Sabroom section

Notable trains Northeast Frontier Railway

The notable trains operated by the Northeast Frontier Railway Zone:

  • Purvottar Sampark Kranti Express
  • Dibrugarh Town-New Delhi Rajdhani Express-Daily
  • Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express
  • Kamakhya - Mumbai LTT AC Express
  • North East Express
  • Kaziranga Express
  • Kamrup Express
  • Kolkata - Guwahati Garib Rath Express
  • Dibrugarh - Chennai Egmore Express
  • Dibrugarh-Chandigarh Express
  • Dibrugarh-Bangalore Express
  • DBRG KOAA SF Express
  • Kavi Guru Express
  • Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express
  • Kanchanjunga Express
  • Saraighat Express
  • Brahmaputra Mail
  • Capital Express
  • Darjeeling Mail
  • Uttar Banga Express
  • Kanchan Kanya Express
  • Mahananda Express

Also Read: Trains from Guwahati to Chennai | Guwahati to Delhi | Guwahati to Kolkata | Guwahati to Bengaluru | Guwahati to Patna | Trains from Silchar

Assam Airways

Airport

The Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar in Guwahati is the main airport of Assam. All major domestic flights fly in and out of Guwahati from the important cities of India. There are also direct flights from Guwahati to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Jaipur, Bangalore and other major cities of the country. There are regular flights of Indian Airlines, Sahara and Jet Airways to Guwahati. Other domestic airports are located at Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, North Lakhimpur and Silchar in Assam. Helicopter services are also available from Guwahati to Tura, Shillong and Tawang. Druk air connects Guwahati internationally to Bangkok and Paro twice a week.
  

Airports in Assam

The major airports located in Assam are:

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport also known as Guwahati International Airport and formerly as Borjhar Airport, is the primary international airport of the North-Eastern States of India, situated at Borjhar in Guwahati, Assam. Named after Gopinath Bordoloi, freedom fighter and also the first Chief Minister of Assam, the airport is managed by Airports Authority of India and also serves as Indian Air Force base.


Jorhat Airport

Jorhat Airport also known as Rowriah Airport is located 7 Kilometres South-West of Jorhat city, in Assam. The civil enclave, run by the Airports Authority of India is the 2nd busiest airport in Assam after Guwahati.

Also Read: Flights from Jorhat

Dibrugarh Airport

Dibrugarh Airport also known as Mohanbari Airport, is located at Mohanbari, distance about 15 KM North East from Dibrugarh town, in Assam.

Silchar Airport

Silchar Airport is located in Silchar in Assam. Built by the British in 1944 it is also a Civil enclave airport as it is under the control of Indian Air Force. The airport is situated on the foothills of the Barail range and is the fourth busiest airport of the north-eastern India next to Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal.


Tezpur Airport

Tezpur Airport is located in Tezpur in Assam. It is also known as Salonibari Airport based on the village/township of Salonibari where it is located.

Lilabari Airport

Lilabari Airport is located in the Lakhimpur district in Assam. It also serves the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Rupsi Airport

Rupsi Airport is located about 23 km from Dhubri town, in Assam. The airport has single domestic terminal with a very small peak hour passenger handling capacity. There are no domestic airlines operating from this airport at present.

Chabua Air Force Station

Chabua Air Force Station is an Indian Air Force base located at Chabua of Dibrugarh district in the state of Assam, India.

Also Read:


Transport in Guwahati | Transport in Jorhat | Transport in Dibrugarh | Transport in Tinsukia | Transport in Silchar | Transport in Lakhimpur

Local Transport in Assam

The local transport system in Assam is a developed one with buses, taxis and autos providing services to the people. In Assam mini city buses are operated primarily by private players. Private Bus Service companies in the state operate daily bus services to important cities of Assam like Guwahati, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Silchar, Tinsukia, Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon and so on. Transportation in Assam also depends upon auto rickshaws. They are one of the easily accessible transport options in the state. Assam also has private call taxi operators launching their operations across the state. Some of the popular call taxi services in Assam include prime cab, my taxi, swiss cab, green cab, mini taxi. 
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