CSIR-CRRI welcomes CSR Funds from Industries for R&D in Road Sector

CSIR-CRRI welcomes friends from the corporate world to invest their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) funds towards research and development projects in their professional areas. With the latest provision from the Government of India (Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) Notification G.S.R 776 (E) dated 11-10-2019) to invest CSR fund of any company for R&D towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we at CSIR-CRRI invite you to invest such funds to undertake research and development activities to either resolve your present technical bottlenecks or to undertake R&D in future areas of interest.

CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), a constituent of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is engaged in carrying out research and development projects on design, construction and maintenance of roads and runways, traffic and transportation planning of mega and medium cities, management of roads in different terrains, improvement of marginal materials, utilization of industrial waste in road construction, landslide control, ground improvements environmental pollution, road traffic safety and analysis & design, wind, fatigue, corrosion studies, performance monitoring/evaluation, service life assessment and rehabilitation of highway & railway bridges. The institute provides technical and consultancy services to various user organizations in India and abroad. For capacity building of human resources in the area of highway engineering to undertake and execute roads and runway projects, Institute has the competence to organize National & International Training Programmes to disseminate the R&D finding to the masses.

List of technologies available with CSIR-CRRI to achieve SDGs is given below:

S.No. Sustainable Development Goals Technology Type/ (Key Word) Title of the technology
1 Good Health and Well-being Road Safety, Transport Noise & Vibration
  • Skill Development / Capacity Building on Road Safety
  • Conduct of Road Safety Audits
  • Comprehensive Driver Training and Testing through Car Driving Simulator
  • Design of noise barrier
  • Reducing vibrations generated from the transport systems
2 Decent Work and Economic Growth Rural roads
  • Network planning for rural roads
  • Technologies for rural road construction
  • Design to use soft aggregates/ local materials/ waster materials in rural road pavements
3 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Road construction, sustainable roads, bridges management
  • Microsurfacing
  • Stone matrix asphalt
  • Warm mix asphalt
  • Plastic waste utilization in road construction
  • Recycling of  asphalt  pavement
  • Ultra-thin  white topping
  • Design guidelines for sustainable roads through innovative technologies
  • Bridge maintenance management system
  • Health monitoring of bridges
  • Structural safety audit of bridges infrastructure
4 Sustainable Cities and Communities Sustainable transportation systems
  • Improving traffic & transportation systems through City Mobility Plan (CMP)
  • Sustainable Public Transportation and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT)
  • Sustainable City Logistics (SCL)
5 Responsible Consumption and Production Use of waste and alternative materials
  • Use of industrial waste/ marginal local materials
  • Cold recycling of pavement
  • Plastic waste utilization in road construction
  • Utilisation of construction and demolition (C&D) waste
6 Climate Action Greenhouse gases, Carbon credit estimation, fuel loss, Green roads
  • Emission inventories of greenhouse gases
  • Estimation of Carbon Credits
  • Estimation of Fuel Loss at Intersections
  • Green roads through Cold Mix Technology

An indicative list of potential areas for undertaking R&D towards achieving SDGs is given below:

  • Developing content for skill development for ground level workforce like meson, labour etc for construction and maintenance of Roads.
  • Quantification of benefit for issue involving material usage, connecting issues, Traffic congestion, safety aspects etc.
  • Carrying out comprehensive mobility plans for a network of roads at city level or inter-city level.
  • Carrying out environment studies including estimation of carbon footprints, fuel lose, occupation hazards etc. related to Road and Transportation.
  • Setting up of Incubator on technologies related to Road and Transportation.

The above details are indicative only. Please call to explore working in many more areas.

Prof. Manoranjan Parida
CSIR-Central Road Research Institute
Mathura Road
New Delhi 110025

Phone: +91-11-26848917, 26823437

Email: director [dot] crri [at] nic [dot] in


Click to download Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) Notification G.S.R 776 (E) dated 11-10-2019.