Thursday, 30 August 2018

Recommended Gradient as Per I.R.C

Recommended Gradient

1. Plain or Rolling Terrain

Ruling gradient:- 1 in 30 (3.3%).
Limiting gradient:- 1 in 20 (5%).
Exceptional gradient:- 1 in 15 (6.7%).

2.Mountainous Terrain

Ruling gradient:- 1 in 20 (5%).
Limiting gradient:- 1 in 16.7 (6%).
Exceptional gradient:- 1 in 14.3 (7%).

3.Steep Terrain

Ruling gradient:- 1 in 16.7 (6%).
Limiting gradient:- 1 in 14.3 (7%).
Exceptional gradient:- 1 in 12.5 (8%).
Note: The maximum gradient at hairpin bend shall be 2.5 % for mountainous and steep areas.