IIT-I to assist NHAI in improving road infrastructure in Indore
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will be lent technical help from selected final year students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore to improve road infrastructure in Indore. The students will be selected as interns by the government agency to actively work in the field.
The efforts are a part of a bigger vision by NHAI, who has decided to team with pioneer institutes to make roads safer. As many as 10 projects have been undertaken by the central government to provide sustainable infrastructure for highways in India.
In regards to this, NHAI has also partnered with IIT Hyderabad to establish a Transportation Research and Innovation Hub (TRI HUB) at the campus. They will together work on technologies for the National Highways in India.
NHAI to offer internships to final year IIT-I students
To facilitate the process, the nodal agency of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will select students from the seventh semester will be offered internships to work with them. The selected candidates will actively work with NHAI and visit sites in Indore.
The regional officer with the state NHAI project director also visited the college campus for a meeting with the IIT-I director. During the meeting, future plans of the project were discussed and it was decided that the college will also conduct tests in the campus laboratories in connection to the project.
MoU signed between IIT-I and NHAI
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two parties. The MoU covered technical consultancy including the improvement of quality in highway construction in central India, corrections of alignment and other services.
IIT-I PRO Cdr (retd) Sunil Kumar
The NHAI and IIT-I have partnered in the past to improve the quality of road projects in Indore. These projects not only provide ample opportunities to the civil engineering students who actively work on real-time projects but also help boost highway infrastructure.