2018 - India - Guidelines for the Environmentally Optimized Design of Low Volume Roads
The main purpose of these Guidelines are to provide practitioners with the requisite tools for undertaking an environmentally optimized approach to the design of LVRs in India that takes account of the many locally prevailing road environment factors that impact on the design of such roads. Such an approach is aimed at providing appropriate and cost-effective designs for LVRs, bearing in mind their practical implementability within the available resources and level of expertise in rural areas. To the extent possible, the use of locally available materials in their natural state, or after suitable processing, must be maximized to not only reduce construction costs but, also, to minimize adverse environmental impacts regarding the use of non-renewable resources (aggregate and gravel). The availability of plant and equipment for construction and maintenance, as well as the level of quality control that can be effectively exercised in the field should also be considered.
|Last Updated Date:||04-13-2018|