Prof. Satish Chandra - Director of CRRI

Prof. Satish Chandra - Director of CRRIIt gives me immense pleasure to invite you to visit the website of Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which was established in 1952. The scientists in CRRI have been working in frontal areas of research relevant to society in general and transport sector in particular. The institute has acquired some state-of-the-art equipments like Accelerated pavement testing facility (APTF), National Survey Vehicle (NSV), Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD), Universal Testing Machine (UTM), Large wheel tracker and many more. The institute has seven R & D divisions namely Traffic Engineering and Safety, Transportation Planning & Environment, Bridges and Structures, Flexible Pavements, Rigid pavements, Pavement Evaluation, and Geotechnical Engineering. The institute has developed and transferred several technologies in recent past. Prominent among them are mobile bridge inspection unit (MBIU), Driver diagnostic simulator, cold mix technology, soil nailing technique, white topping for city roads & intersections. The scientists have recently completed a very challenging project of road alignment from Sasoma to Saser Brangsa near China border, sponsored by Boarder Roads Organization. We have developed the maiden issue of Indian Highway Capacity Manual which was released by the Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, on February 12, 2018.

We have completed a world bank sponsored international project on “Megacity Logistics: Metrics, Tools and Measures for Sustainability”, in association with TNO Netherlands and TU Delft.  The institute is working on creating the national facilities for testing of expansion joints for highway bridges with the funds provided by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Our scientists are working on upgradation of pothole repair machine in association with one industry partner. They are also working for development of a mobile app for supply – chain and freight transportation management for farmers.

The institute provides technical and consultancy services to various user organizations in India and abroad. It regularly organizes national and international training programs in different areas of highway and traffic engineering for capacity building of human resources in the country.

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