Do you know the message behind different colours of milestones on roads? Here’s detail

Have you ever noticed that along the road there are colourful milestones? They change their colour code at different places i.e. while travelling on the highway; these milestones keep changing their colour code. Do you know why milestones are placed on the sides of the road or on the highway? Why they change their colour code.

Milestones colour represents how far our destination is from a certain point. All the milestones are not the same. The colour code varies for highways like the National Highway, the State Highway, the streets of the district and the village roads.

Let’s take a look at what milestones speak with their colors…

1. Yellow strip on Milestones:

If you see a yellow stripped milestone on the side of the road, that means, you are on a national highway. These yellow strips are imposed on India’s National Highways. These are the main highways that provide connectivity to all cities and states in India. North-Soth-East-West Corridors and Golden Quadrilateral are also formed by these highways.

2. Green strip on Milestones:

While traveling on the road when you notice a milestone having a green strip on the upper part, then it indicates that you are traveling on the State Highway. In India, when roads are constructed or manufactured by the State then green coloured milestones are used and the maintenance of these roads is done entirely by the State.

3 Black, Blue or White strip on Milestones:

When you come across with a black, white or blue strip on the roadside then it indicates that you entered a big city or district. As it indicates a big city or district, therefore the maintenance of such roads come under the district. The administration of the city maintains such types of roads.

4 Orange strip on Milestones:

The orange colour Stripe on milestones indicates that you have entered the village. This strip also represents Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

From this article, we have come to a firm conclusion that various milestones are built on highways of different colour which represents the destination from a certain place.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.