Why Indian Milestones’ve different Colors? The Reason Will Amaze You

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Roadside Milestone Color Coding Decoded
Picture: Internet - They help distinguish a national highway from a city highway or a state highway

While traveling, we often observe milestones on the road sides. They let us know how far our destination is. But have you wondered why they are colored differently? What this milestone color indicates? How much do you really know about them?

The milestones’ color code varies for the national highway, state highway, district and village roads.

National Highway “NH” – Milestone Yellow & White color

Milestone colors mystery revealed
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State Highway “SH” – Milestone Green & White color

Milestone colors mystery revealed
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City/District Road – Milestone Blue/Black & White color

Milestone colors mystery revealed
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Rural Road – Milestone Red & White color

Milestone colors mystery revealed
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Have You heard About The zero mile centre?

Milestone colors mystery revealed
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Zero Mile Marker is considered to be the center point of India from where all corners have nearly equal distance. Nagpur is located at the geographical centre-point of India and the zero mile marker is located here. It was erected by the British and used to measure all the distances. The stone consists of four horses & a pillar, all made of sandstone.

Now you know that different colours of milestones help distinguish a national highway from a city highway or a state highway. So, Next time, don’t just look at the distance!

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