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 - 189 Birds Dead in Rajasthan Due to Avian Influenza

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 - 1 Killed, 8 Others Injured As Car Mows Down Bikers In Jodhpur. Horrific Accident Caught on Camera

“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 - Over 80 Migratory Birds Found Dead in Rajasthan, Experts Suspect Ranikhet Disease to be The Reason

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.