IIT Roorkee, road transport ministry sign MoU to boost researchand development in the field of highway infrastructure
IIT Roorkee and the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) signed an MoU to boost research and development in the field of highway infrastructure. Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has taken an initiative to develop indigenous and apt technologies to bring down the cost of construction and reduce the construction period of Road/ Bridge/Tunnel projects and to fulfill this objective with the expertise of research institutes and academia.
The MoU aims for the continuation of MoRTH Professorial Chair focusing on research and development, teaching and training in the area of Development of Highway Infrastructure.
GiridharAramane, Secretary (MoRTH) presided over the MoU signing ceremony. The MOU was signed by Shri Indresh Kumar Pandey, Director General (Road Development) & Special Secretary and Prof. ManoranjanParida, Deputy Director and Professor of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee.