Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), India
Central Road Research Institute (CRRI - established in 1952), located at New Delhi, India is one of the premier national research organizations for Highway, Geotechnical, Pavement, Traffic and Bridge Engineering, Transportation (Planning, Environment, Economics) & Traffic safety. Important R&Ds encompass different aspects of unsealed, flexible and concrete pavement, mix design, evaluation and performance monitoring, modelling of pavement deterioration, developing pavement management system, soft ground improvement, monitoring performance of bridges and culverts. CRRI has worked out for improved transportation planning and engineering solutions for emerging urban needs. Investigative research in the area of rural roads, materials, pavement failure and highway (instrumentation, design and safety, development of improved binders, etc) form an integral part of CRRI programmes. CRRI also provide regular training to national and International level engineers and planners on Highway, Traffic and Pavement Engineering and disseminates the latest findings through publications. The Institute has over 150 scientists and technical officers with high academic qualifications, and long years of rich research experience. CRRI has also developed a few road testing equipments and is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and other infrastructural facilities. Accelerated Pavement Test Facility (APTF) is a recent acquisition of CRRI.
CRRI has worked with TRB (USA), ARRB (Australia), TRL (UK), PIARC, US Strategic Highway Research Programme (US-SHRP), several European road research institutes, Road organisations in the SAARC region, etc. CRRI was a subcontractor to FEHRL in the FP7 project SIMBA II project which looked at strengthening road transport research cooperation between Europe and emerging international markets.