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IIT – BHU Signs MoU with MoRTH for Scientific Up-gradation of Indian Roads

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IT-BHU, Ministry of Road transport & Highways sign MoU to increase cooperation with institutes for road-construction in the countryOn 4th February, 2021 Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) as a move to up-grade road construction in India, through scientific research.

Background:

– In November 2020, Ministry of Education requested all technical institutions in the country (including IITs & NITs) to provide technical supports to upgrade stretches of National Highways on voluntary basis.

– 18 IITs, 26 NITs & 190 other institutes have opted for the scheme.

Recent Related News:

  1. On December 23, 2020 Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to set up its Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) at the institute.
  2. On March 4, 2020, The central Government has aimed to replace all the level crossingson National Highways (NH) by Road Over Bridges / Road Under Bridgesunder the Setu Bharatam scheme

About IIT – BHU:
Director– Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain
Location– Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

About MoRTH:
Union Minister– Nitin Gadkari (Constituency – Nagpur, Maharshtra)
Minister of State(MoS)– Vijay Kumar Singh (Constituency – Ghaziabad, UP)

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