Visit to CSIR CRRI-Central Road Research Institute
11th November, 2016
Civil Engineering Department of Dronacharya College of Engineering Gurgaon organized a visit to the Central Road Research Institute (CSIR), Delhi on 11th November 2016. 44 students from Civil Engineering Departments along with faculty Mr. Shashi Kumar went for the visit.
The main objective of the visit was to gain some knowledge about the latest trends in research.
CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) is a premier national research institute established in 1952. A constituent of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), CRRI 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 analysis & design, wind, fatigue, corrosion studies, performance monitoring/evaluation, service life assessment and rehabilitation of highway & railway bridges.
Dr. T.K Amla, Senior Principal Scientist-Information, Liaison & Training, CRRI welcomed the faculty and students. He shared valuable information regarding CRRI with the students. He also explained various ongoing and completed projects of the CRRI. He apprised the students the R&D programmes of CRRI focus on safe, speedy and efficient road transportation system with minimal total transportation cost per unit of total transportation infrastructure. A multifaceted approach has thus been adopted with emphasis on system development, characterization and improvement of materials, pavement evaluation, maintenance monitoring, up gradation of technology for ground improvement and slope stability enhancement and intelligent transport system.
The students visited several departments of the institute such as Bridge and Structure, Environmental Science, Geotechnical Engineering, Pavement Engineering, Traffic Engineering and Transportation Engineering.
In every department, the students got to learn innovative ideas and novel thinking approach which is necessary for development. CRRI is strictly following the standards of quality & safety aspects.
The industrial visit helped students to translate theory into practice. The trip to CRRI was educative as the students got an opportunity to visualize technological innovations which may be useful for the students to work on different approaches to create innovative solutions for a sustainable future.