NHAI to collaborate with IITs, NITs, and other institutes to improve highway infrastructure
A large number of IITs, NITs, and engineering colleges opted to join the scheme
To provide a world-class national highways (NH) network, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has approached all IITs, NITs, and reputed engineering colleges for improving highway infrastructure leveraging local expertise.
NHAI will collaborate and adopt nearby stretches of NH, on a voluntary basis, as part of Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR). A large number of IITs, NITs, and engineering colleges opted to join the scheme and NHAI officers have started mutual consultation with directors of the interested institutes.
“The objective is to leverage the intellectual prudence of students and faculty towards the improvement of road infrastructure ecosystem of the country. The institutes along with its faculty and students have a better appreciation of local requirement, topography, resource potential, etc,” said an NHAI official.
These vital inputs can be utilised by NHAI during different stages of pre-construction, construction and operation of national highways stretch.