Road signs in India

Road signs in the Republic of India are similar to those used in some parts of the United Kingdom, except that they are bilingual.

Most urban roads and state highways have signs in the state language and English. National highways have signs in the state language, Hindi and English.

A variable message board on National Highway 4, in Bangalore, India.
A signboard in Kerala
Motorway signs in the Gurgaon Expressway
A large road sign at Kharghar on Sion Panvel Highway

In 2012, the Tourism department of Kerala announced plans to upgrade road signs in the state to include maps of nearby hospitals.[1] The Noida Authority announced plans to replace older signboards with new fluorescent signage.[2]

Mandatory signs

Cautionary signs

Other signs

Informative signs

"Know AIDS - No AIDs" Roadside sign in Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India
"Safety Is Checking Before Moving". Roadside sign in Lahaul
"After Whiskey Driving Risky." Roadside sign in Ladakh
"If Married Divorce Speed." Ladakh

See also


  1. ^ Nair, Sangeetha (2012-07-15). "Tourism dept to update signboards across Kerala". Trivandrum. Times of India. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  2. ^ Keelor, Vandana (2012-07-18). "Blue road signboards give way to red ones". Times of India. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 

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