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From time immemorial, it has been recognized in India that the provision of facilities for efficient road system was one of the primary duties of the ruler. Indian history is full of references to the road; policy and road construction in vogue in different periods. A clear picture of the conditions is available on coming down to the Mauryan period when political consolidation and more efficient administration promoted commerce and industry along with greater use of communications and transport for internal trade. A royal road 10,000 stades (about 2400 kilometre) in length, ran from the North-West Frontier to Patliputra, passing through the district, with milestones showing distances and by roads and signposts at every tenth stade.