Annex 1 IRC Regulations for On-Street Parking

Road Marking

The Code of Practice for Road Markings (First Revision) IRC:35-1997 published by Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi provides a uniform system for road markings in India. Paragraph 11.2 ‘Marking indicating Parking Restrictions’ states:

“Kerb or carriageway marking shall be used to show where parking is prohibited. The marking should be continuous yellow line 100mm wide covering the top of the kerb or the carriageway close to it. The face of the kerb may also be painted similarly.”

Paragraph 11.1. ‘Parking Spaces’ states:

11.1.1. The marking of the parking space limits on urban roads promotes more efficient use of the parking spaces and tends to prevent encroachment on fire hydrant zones, bus stops, loading/unloading zones and other such locations where parking of vehicle will be undesirable. Such parking space limits should be indicated in the carriageway by typical road markings as shown in Fig. 31. The markings shall be solid white lines 100mm wide.

11.1.2. The limits of the designated parking places should also be indicated by informatory parking signs mounted on the kerb side in accordance with IRC: 67-1977.

11.1.3. The word TAXI, CARS, SCOOTERS, AUTO-RICKSHAWS, etc. may also be written if the parking area is specific for any type of vehicle. These words should also be indicated on the supplementary plate of the Parking sign.

Parking bay dimensions: the width of a bay varies according to site requirements, though on-carriageway parallel parking should have a width of 1.7–2.5m and a length of 4.5–6m. Angled parking should have a bay length of 4.2–4.5m. Taxi bays should have a width of 2.4m.

Road Signs

The Code of Practice for Road Signs IRC: 67-2001 published by the Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi provides regulations for mandatory/regulatory, cautionary/ warning, and informatory signs and is legislated by Section 116 of the Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Figures 13.20 and 13.21 of this publication illustrate the signs for ‘No Parking’ and ‘No Stopping or Standing’ respectively. Definition plates can be added, such as the period during which the restrictions will be in force, or the particular vehicles to which it applies.


Figure 1 Signage for Regulation

Figures 15.29 to 15.35 provides illustrations for general on-street parking (one side or both sides), parking for scooters and motorcycles, parking for bicycles, parking for taxis, parking for auto-rickshaws and parking for cycle-rickshaws.


Figure 2 Signage for Parking

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