This principal objective of this document is to describe proposed rural road Classification and Geometric Standards that are recommended for formal adoption by the Ministry of Rural Development. It is also includes technical explanations of all the steps in deriving the classification and geometric standards as well as containing a matrix of structural designs for suitable for use with the proposed classification and standards.
A summary of the Rural Road Classification and Geometric Standards is included as an appendix to the document. This is essentially a summary of the classification and geometric standards without any technical details of their derivation. It is aimed at the engineer or planner who simply needs to look-up the values of all the key parameters.
This document focuses on pavement issues and does not deal with structures (bridges and culverts), earthworks, drainage or maintenance issues.