Roorkee: Today Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee signed an MOU with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India (MoRTH) and Indian Roads Congress (IRC), New Delhi.
The MOU was signed by Shri S.K. Nirmal, Secretary General IRC, New Delhi, Shri I K Pandey DG(RD) & Special Secretary Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India (MoRTH) and Prof. M. Parida Deputy Director, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH, Govt. Of India and Indian Roads Congress (IRC) have agreed to collaborate in the areas of mutual interest with special focus in the spirit of intellectual cooperation, scholarly exchange, and the development of partnership.
With leading training institutions, having expert faculty in traffic & transportation engineering and road safety as well as necessary infrastructure facility have agreed to initiate 15 days curriculum/ course for training of Road Safety & Safety Audit and other related matters emerge over time for benefit of highway engineers/road departments finalized by Expert Committee headed by DG (RD), Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India (MoRTH) in order to maintain uniformity through out the country.
Prof M. Parida Deputy Director, IIT Roorkee said "The purpose of this MoU is to develop Road safety audit pool who can help in identifying safety issues and remedial measures on highways and streets and contribute towards improving overall road traffic safety in the country. We are delighted to collaborate with MoRTH and IRC and contribute to the prestigious program."