IRC : 2-1968


(First Revision)


New Delhi-hO Oil 1985 << Pnce Rs L~ (Plus packing & postage) 6 . Shahjahan Road.IRC 2~196~ ROUTE MARKER SIGNS FOR NATIONAL HIGHWAYS (First Re~’ision) * Published by THE INDIAN lOADS CONGRESS Jamnagar House.

New Dclhi-20 .slationarc Reserved) << Printed at PR1NTAID. 1968 Reprinted : July 1985 (Rights of Publication and of 1~ap.IRC 2-1968 First published: December. 1953 First Revision : December.

INTRODUCTION Li. The yellow colour shall conform to “Canary Yellow. certain other important changes have also been incorporated in this revised edition which was approved by the Executive Committee at their meeting held on 24th September. The metricisation was initially considered by a Subcommittee of the Indian Roads Congress dealing with matters concerning roads. The design finalised in light of these discussions was issued by the Consulting Engineer (Road Development) to the Government of India for general adoption and also published as an Indian Roads Congress Standard in 1953. shape and spacing of the letters and numerals shall conform to those given in Fig. DESiGN 2. << 1 . 1968.1. 1. 2. 1968 and finally by the Council at their meeting leld at Bombay on 2nd November. A National Highway route marker sign shall consist of a shield painted on a rectangular plate 450 mm by 600 mm. Indian Standard Colour No. 2. The size. Government of India and discussed at the Chief Engineers’ meeting held in April 1952. 2. it became imperative to metricise the Standard. Planting of route marker signs along National Highways is considered advantageous for more than one reason. Type designs for National Highway route marker were developed initially in the Roads Wing of the Ministry of Transport. 309”. I and Plates I and 5.2. Besides rationalisation of the various dimensions and values into metric units. Consequent upon switchover to metric system in the country.LRC 2-1968 ROUTE MARKER SIGNS FOR NATIONAL HIGHWAYS I.3.2. it was examined by the Specifications and Standards Committee (personnel given on inside front cover) along with a general revision of the Standard at its meetings held in 1967. Later on. The design is given in Plate I. Materials of the paint shall be in accordance with the requircments specified by the Indian Standards Institution. The sign shall have a yellow background and the lettering and border shall be in black.

it shall be fixed on the left hand side as one approaches the junction. the sign shall be turned slightly away from the road as indicated in Plate 2. the sign post shall not be less than 60 mm away from the edge of the kerb.2. On roads without kerbs. at suitable locations through built-up areas. On roads with kerbs. The distance (along the National Highway) of the sign from the junction..———---+——-—— ~. The sign shall be erected on National Highways ahead of their intersections with other important roads. LOCATION 3. and at such other points that may be considered necessary to guide the throuh traffic. 3.1. shall be 100 to 150 metres.——. To avoid specular reflection front the sign face. << .IRC 219~S M I I_~~ ~ ~—. 3. The sign shall be erected as indicated in the drawing titled “Arrangement for Erection of National Highway Route Marker Signs”. Hate 2~ 3.4. the sign shall be erected with a clear distance of 2 to 3 metres between the post and the edge of the carriageway. on either side of it.4•~•••~ 61 m 24D ~Ohsrfl Figi: STANDARD LETTERS N AND Ft OF! 100 mm HFJGHT (All dimensions are in millimetres) 3.. Also. immediately after the intersections as confirmatory route markers.3.

its route marker sign along with the marker of the National Highway route being travelled upon. Some type designs of arrows for use on the definition plate in difrerent situations are given in Plate 3. with the lowest band next to the ground being black. 4.2. the direction which the National Ffighway takes at the junction shall be indicated on a definition plate of the size 300 mm by 250 ruin fixed below the shield as shown in Plate 2. 52. Background colour of the definition plate shall be the sam. 7. MATERIALS The sign may be of either enamelled or painted steel plate.3. The border and arrow shall be in black. 6. When a numbered route intersects or takes off from a National Highway.1. indication about the number of the intersecting route may be provided by erecting.1. 4.e as of the shield (Ciausc 2. 630. DEFINITION PLATE 2-1968 4. << 3 . COLOUR OF BACK OF SIGN AND POST Similar to other traffic signs. ahead of the intersection. ROUTE MARKER ASSEMBLY AT JUNCTIONS WITH NUMBERED ROUTES 5. Thc manner of putting up such assemblies is illustrated through two examples given in Plate.2. When the sign is erected in advance of a junction. 4. the reverse side of all route marker signs should he painted in unobtrusive grey. Indian Standard Colour No. ~ sign post should be painted in 25 cm hands. 5.).1RC 4. alternately black and white. Such auxiliary markers shall be mounted on the same post as carrying the regular route marker and be accompanied by a definition plate carrying a single or a doublc-headed arrow pointing in the general direction or directions in which that route may be followed.

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