Part I (A)
Review of Geometric Design Standards for Rural Roads in Hill Areas
S.No.ItemAs per IRC:SP:20 (Rural Roads Manual) /Hill Road Manual IRC:SP:48Amendments RecommendedNew Construction Existing Roads (Tolerances that can be accepted)
1. Classification (a) Other District Roads(b) Village RoadsSame system as defined in NRRDA guidelines Same system as defined in NRRDA guidelines2. Carriagewaywidth3.75m but can be reduced to 3.00m wheretraffic less than 100 motorized vehicles per day.Through Roads ± 3.75 mLink Roads* ± 3.00 m
* If a link road carries traffic more than 100motorized vehicles per day, the carriagewaywidth will be 3.75 m.
Through RoadsExisting roads with carriageway 3.0 m or more canwait unless evidence of safety hazard.Link RoadsAs for new construction.3. Roadway widthminimum6m in SP:20 (virtually 6.7 m including parapet and drain)5.95 m in Hill Road Manual for ODR 5.20 m in Hill Road Manual for VR (a) Through Roads: 6.0 m (including parapetand drain)(b) Link Roads: 6.0 m (including parapet anddrain) NotesThe width indicated is for roads in straight.This is to be increased on horizontal curves.Existing roads with formation upto 5.0m may wait. Notes:(i) In hard rock stretches, an additional tolerance of 0.5 m can be considered i.e. existing roads withformation width upto 4.5 m may wait.(ii) For curves see item 4 below.(iii) Provide passing places at suitable locations.