What are some interesting facts about Highways in India?

Types of Milestones on the basis of road

How do you know if a highway, you are travelling on, is a national highway, a state highway or a district/city road.

You would have noticed the different colours of the milestones alongside a road. In India, on administrative basis, there are 3 kind of roads – the one maintained by the Central Government bodies like NHAI, the respective state government and the district administration.

So the national highway has a white and yellow milestone.

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A state highway has a white and green milestone.

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And a city road has a black and white or simply white milestone.

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A road constructed under “Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana” will have orange and white milestone.

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