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Old December 27th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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[AFG] Roads in Afghanistan

Do anyone here know if there is any motorways in Afghanistan? Or do they have something similar to motorways like highways or dual carriageways? Maybe Kabul have a motorway?

How do the roads in Afghanistan look like?
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Old December 27th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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Looking at Google Earth and Panoramio pictures there are no motorways in Afghanistan, there are some dual carriageways (or more like streets) in Kabul.

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Old December 28th, 2010, 08:21 AM   #3
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Kabul-Gardez highway U/C in 2005:


Highway 1 or A01 (Jalalabad-Kabul-Kandahar-Delaram-Herat-Islam Qala-Mazar) This is here is just outside Kabul:


One more photo of Highway 1 (too large to be linked here):
http://www.defence.gov.au/opEx/globa...39682_0551.jpg

Probably priority roads are links to neighbouring countries and are developed in order to ease Nato supply lines.

Btw,this blog (Travels in Afghanistan) has good selection of photos from 1974-1975. Obviously,only fraction of those roads have survived,but it's still a interesting to see previous road network there.

Example (Kabul 1975):
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Old November 5th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #4
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Old February 21st, 2012, 07:27 AM   #5
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Qonduz Road sign.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 09:56 PM   #10
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:12 PM   #11
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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Am I right when I say that people in Iran and Afghanistan understand each other (Farsi/Dari )?
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Yes you are right. The difference between Farsi and Dari is like the difference between British and American English. And also Tajik language, which only uses cyrilic alphabet.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 12:20 AM   #14
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The road signs look a bit like the Iranian ones too.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 02:38 AM   #15
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yeah the font is similar too.
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However the color they use for normal roads is different from Iran's which is green.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #16
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Harat-Islam Qal'a-Iran (AH1) Road
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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #17
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VERY interesting thread! I've often wondered about Afghanistan roads and highways over the past few years wondering what was over there... as a curiosity cause of having friends who served there during the Afghanistan war.

Always nice to learn about roadways in other countries...

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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:27 AM   #18
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Where the ends 2x2 highway that goes from Kabul to Jalalabad?- A1 highway. (Old satellite map it suddenly cuts in Google Maps)
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