Publish Date: 
November, 2006

Rural roads are the tertiary road system in total road network which provides accessibility for the rural habitations to market and other facility centres. In India, during the last five decades, rural roads are being planned and programmed in the context of overall rural development, and tried to provide allweather connectivity with some level of achievement. The long term road development plans for the country provided policy guidelines and priorities for rural roads, while the funds for rural roads were allocated in the Five Year Plans.