Civil Engineering - Highway Engineering - Discussion


The steepest gradient permitted on roads which, in ordinary conditions, does not exceed, is known

[A]. ruling gradient
[B]. maximum gradient
[C]. exceptional gradient
[D]. floating gradient
[E]. all the above.

Answer: Option B


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Soumik said: (Dec 16, 2016)  
I think, It is A.

Sohan Jangra said: (Feb 5, 2017)  
I think max and ruling gradient are same.

Garry said: (Oct 15, 2017)  
Yes, @Soumik and @Sohan.

I also think the answer should be A.

Sourav Masanta said: (Jan 31, 2018)  
Maximum gradient means limiting gradient. Not ruling gradient.

Fekupm said: (Apr 27, 2018)  
It will be an exceptional gradient.

Shubham said: (Aug 10, 2018)  
The ruling gradient is max. Gradient and it is provided in ordinary condition.

While limiting gradient is steeper then ruling but it is provided due to a shortage of money and topography of road.

The exception is also steeper than ruling but it is provided extreme topography.

And question says ordinary condition. So B is a correction because it separately mentions.

I know A and B same.

Kuldeep said: (Sep 19, 2018)  
Yes, I also go with @Shubham's answer.

Arpan said: (Feb 22, 2019)  
I think it is Exceptional Gradient.

Chandru said: (Apr 25, 2019)  
Maximum gradient is correct. Which is provided when gradient steeper than ruling gradient.

Ruling gradient is provided for normal roads which is also called as design gradient.

Sk Prabhakar said: (Apr 29, 2020)  
I think its exceptional gradient.

Debiprasana said: (Nov 17, 2020)  
A should be the answer as "in ordinary conditions, we provide only ruling gradient".

Toryvio said: (May 5, 2021)  
The ruling gradient is known as the design gradient.

The limiting gradient is known as max. Gradient.

So, the Steepest gradient in ordinary conditions should not exceed the max. Gradient ie. Limiting gradient.

So, B is correct.

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