New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur and National Highway Authority of India have signed a pact to share their expertise for betterment of highway infrastructure. Also Read - Wife Entitled to Know Husband's Income, Can Seek Info Through RTI, Says Central Information Commission

The signing ceremony was held at the IIT campus on Friday in the presence of Institute’s Director Santanu Chaudhury and Ajay Bishnoi, GM (Tech) and Project Director, NHAI, Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Jodhpur. Also Read - Hang Pictures of Corrupt Officials Who Delayed NHAI Project For 12 Years: Nitin Gadkari

“As a part of this MoU, NHAI and IIT Jodhpur will work together in various domains, including transportation engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics engineering, infrastructure systems, earthquake engineering, urban and rural planning and disaster mitigation and management with an objective of sharing,” said Chaudhury. Also Read - Jodhpur Lockdown News: Total Shutdown Imposed in The District Amid Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases | What's Allowed, What's Prohibited

The MoU will also facilitate undergraduate and postgraduate students of IIT Jodhpur to undertake fully paid internships in above domains.

The joint activities will facilitate in bridging the industry-institution gap and develop technologies that could be adopted in practice by NHAI.