Starting appium server from Java code Fails every Time

Appium version: 1.22.2
java client version: 8.0.0-beta2
node version: 17.3.1
npm version: 8.3.1
jdk version: 17.0.1
OS: Windows 10
Using Intellij.

My Code:

AppiumDriverLocalService service = AppiumDriverLocalService.buildService(new AppiumServiceBuilder()
.usingAnyFreePort());
service.start();

Any attempt of using the appium server from java code fails,
tried to point to main.js & node executable but same error.
cmd works with “appium” command"

[debug] [HTTP] No route found for /status
[HTTP] <-- GET /status 404 1 ms - 211

at io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumDriverLocalService.start(AppiumDriverLocalService.java:189)
at demo.checkitout(demo.java:33)
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:77)
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:568)
at org.testng.internal.invokers.MethodInvocationHelper.invokeMethod(MethodInvocationHelper.java:135)
at org.testng.internal.invokers.TestInvoker.invokeMethod(TestInvoker.java:673)
at org.testng.internal.invokers.TestInvoker.invokeTestMethod(TestInvoker.java:220)
at org.testng.internal.invokers.MethodRunner.runInSequence(MethodRunner.java:50)
at org.testng.internal.invokers.TestInvoker$MethodInvocationAgent.invoke(TestInvoker.java:945)
at org.testng.internal.invokers.TestInvoker.invokeTestMethods(TestInvoker.java:193)
at org.testng.internal.invokers.TestMethodWorker.invokeTestMethods(TestMethodWorker.java:146)
at org.testng.internal.invokers.TestMethodWorker.run(TestMethodWorker.java:128)
at java.base/java.util.ArrayList.forEach(ArrayList.java:1511)
at org.testng.TestRunner.privateRun(TestRunner.java:808)
at org.testng.TestRunner.run(TestRunner.java:603)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.runTest(SuiteRunner.java:429)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.runSequentially(SuiteRunner.java:423)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.privateRun(SuiteRunner.java:383)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.run(SuiteRunner.java:326)
at org.testng.SuiteRunnerWorker.runSuite(SuiteRunnerWorker.java:52)
at org.testng.SuiteRunnerWorker.run(SuiteRunnerWorker.java:95)
at org.testng.TestNG.runSuitesSequentially(TestNG.java:1249)
at org.testng.TestNG.runSuitesLocally(TestNG.java:1169)
at org.testng.TestNG.runSuites(TestNG.java:1092)
at org.testng.TestNG.run(TestNG.java:1060)
at com.intellij.rt.testng.IDEARemoteTestNG.run(IDEARemoteTestNG.java:66)
at com.intellij.rt.testng.RemoteTestNGStarter.main(RemoteTestNGStarter.java:109)
Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.net.UrlChecker$TimeoutException: Timed out waiting for [http://127.0.0.1:4723/status] to be available after 20012 ms
at org.openqa.selenium.net.UrlChecker.waitUntilAvailable(UrlChecker.java:89)
at io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumDriverLocalService.ping(AppiumDriverLocalService.java:154)
at io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumDriverLocalService.start(AppiumDriverLocalService.java:176)
… 28 more
Caused by: java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException
at java.base/java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.get(FutureTask.java:204)
at org.openqa.selenium.net.UrlChecker.waitUntilAvailable(UrlChecker.java:87)
… 30 more

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I have a similar query with regards to starting appium server programmatically.
I see error as below:
[RemoteTestNG] detected TestNG version 7.4.0
SLF4J: Failed to load class “org.slf4j.impl.StaticLoggerBinder”.
SLF4J: Defaulting to no-operation (NOP) logger implementation
SLF4J: See http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#StaticLoggerBinder for further details.
e[35m[Appium]e[39m e[31mCommand ‘npm.cmd --version’ exited with code 1e[39m
FAILED: AppiumTest
io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumServerHasNotBeenStartedLocallyException: The local appium server has not been started. The given Node.js executable: C:\Users\Nishima.Sharma\nodejs\node.exe Arguments: [C:\Users\Nishima.Sharma\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\appium\build\lib\main.js, --port, 4723, --address, 127.0.0.1]
Process output: e[35m[Appium]e[39m e[31mCommand ‘npm.cmd --version’ exited with code 1e[39m

at io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumDriverLocalService.start(AppiumDriverLocalService.java:190)
at NSAppium.BasicsAppium.AppiumTest(BasicsAppium.java:30)
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DirectMethodHandleAccessor.invoke(DirectMethodHandleAccessor.java:104)
at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:577)
at org.testng.internal.MethodInvocationHelper.invokeMethod(MethodInvocationHelper.java:133)
at org.testng.internal.TestInvoker.invokeMethod(TestInvoker.java:598)
at org.testng.internal.TestInvoker.invokeTestMethod(TestInvoker.java:173)
at org.testng.internal.MethodRunner.runInSequence(MethodRunner.java:46)
at org.testng.internal.TestInvoker$MethodInvocationAgent.invoke(TestInvoker.java:824)
at org.testng.internal.TestInvoker.invokeTestMethods(TestInvoker.java:146)
at org.testng.internal.TestMethodWorker.invokeTestMethods(TestMethodWorker.java:146)
at org.testng.internal.TestMethodWorker.run(TestMethodWorker.java:128)
at java.base/java.util.ArrayList.forEach(ArrayList.java:1511)
at org.testng.TestRunner.privateRun(TestRunner.java:794)
at org.testng.TestRunner.run(TestRunner.java:596)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.runTest(SuiteRunner.java:377)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.runSequentially(SuiteRunner.java:371)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.privateRun(SuiteRunner.java:332)
at org.testng.SuiteRunner.run(SuiteRunner.java:276)
at org.testng.SuiteRunnerWorker.runSuite(SuiteRunnerWorker.java:53)
at org.testng.SuiteRunnerWorker.run(SuiteRunnerWorker.java:96)
at org.testng.TestNG.runSuitesSequentially(TestNG.java:1212)
at org.testng.TestNG.runSuitesLocally(TestNG.java:1134)
at org.testng.TestNG.runSuites(TestNG.java:1063)
at org.testng.TestNG.run(TestNG.java:1031)
at org.testng.remote.AbstractRemoteTestNG.run(AbstractRemoteTestNG.java:115)
at org.testng.remote.RemoteTestNG.initAndRun(RemoteTestNG.java:251)
at org.testng.remote.RemoteTestNG.main(RemoteTestNG.java:77)

Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.net.UrlChecker$TimeoutException: Timed out waiting for [http://127.0.0.1:4723/status] to be available after 20013 ms
at org.openqa.selenium.net.UrlChecker.waitUntilAvailable(UrlChecker.java:89)
at io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumDriverLocalService.ping(AppiumDriverLocalService.java:155)
at io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumDriverLocalService.start(AppiumDriverLocalService.java:177)
… 27 more
Caused by: java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException
at java.base/java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.get(FutureTask.java:204)
at org.openqa.selenium.net.UrlChecker.waitUntilAvailable(UrlChecker.java:87)
… 29 more

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Default test
Tests run: 1, Failures: 1, Skips: 0

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Default suite
Total tests run: 1, Passes: 0, Failures: 1, Skips: 0

Here is my program:
package NSAppium;
import java.io.File;
import java.net.MalformedURLException;
import java.net.URL;
import org.testng.annotations.Test;
import io.appium.java_client.android.AndroidDriver;
import io.appium.java_client.android.options.UiAutomator2Options;
import io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumDriverLocalService;
import io.appium.java_client.service.local.AppiumServiceBuilder;

public class BasicsAppium
{
public String app = “//AppiumOnEclipse//src//test//java//Resources//ApiDemos-debug.apk”;
public String IPAddress=“http://127.0.0.1:4723”;
public int intPort = 4723;
public String nodeJs=“C://Users//Nishima.Sharma//nodejs//node.exe”;
public String mainJs = “C://Users//Nishima.Sharma//AppData//Roaming//npm//node_modules//appium//build//lib//main.js”;

@Test
public void AppiumTest() throws MalformedURLException
{
		AppiumDriverLocalService service = new AppiumServiceBuilder()
					.withAppiumJS(new File(mainJs))
					.withIPAddress("127.0.0.1")
					.usingDriverExecutable(new File(nodeJs))
					.usingPort(intPort)
					.build();
	/*AppiumDriverLocalService service = AppiumDriverLocalService.buildService(new AppiumServiceBuilder()
			.usingAnyFreePort()); */
			service.start();
	
		UiAutomator2Options option = new UiAutomator2Options(); 
		option.setDeviceName("NishimaEmulator");
		option.setApp(app);
		
		AndroidDriver driver = new AndroidDriver(new URL(IPAddress), option);
		driver.quit();
}

}