A large proportion of the population of India lives is villages. Rural connectivity has tremendous impact on agriculture, employment, socio – economic services and over and above leads to general area development. The rural roads are engineering structures and should be designed and constructed based on the requirement. The cost involved in the maintenance should compare with the likely benefits accrued to the road users.
Certain new concepts which can be applied for the rural road development are Geographic Information System, based FBRNP model, construction of unsealed surfaces roads and also the concepts of brick– on – edge pavement.. .