Guru Nanak Dev University Penned MOU With NHAI
GNDU to suggest NHAI on Geometrics & Pavement Design, Safety Concerns and Beautification Plans of NH-3 and NH-54
Amritsar : Guru Nanak Dev University sign a MoU with National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), New Delhi to conduct innovative research on different aspects of highway design, safety and beautification. Under the MoU, the GNDU will conduct research on about 137 kilometre length of National Highways passing through Pathankot, Gurdaspur and Amritsar Districts of State of Punjab.The expert faculty of GNDU and its research scholars will conduct research on NH 3 (Amritsar-WaghaBarder Section35.93 kms) and NH 54 (Pathankot-Amritsar Section) on the aspects of geometric and pavement design, road safety audits and beautification plansto suggest NHAI the innovative ways to improve/ better the road sections and junction designs, pavement materials, installation of traffic control and regulation devices to improve the safety standards of the highways. Innovative urban design elements along the highways will be proposed to make the highways attractive to travellers. Department of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering will be working collectively in the research efforts. State-of-the-art research labs on material testing, safety and design are proposed to be established in the University with the help of NHAI. The students and the researchers will get financial assistance from the NHAI to conduct their research. Also, NHAI will offer stipend based internship/training to the on campus students of the University.Prof.Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. S.S. Behl, Mr. Sunil Yadav, Project Director, NHAI, Amritsar, Dean Academic Affairs, Dr.K. S. Kahlon, Registrar, Dr.Ashwani Luthra, Dean Faculty of Physical Planning and Architecture and Dr. M. P. Dhulka, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department were present on this occasion. Prof.Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor has expressed his gratitude to NHAI, GOI for extending the opportunity to join hands in the research efforts on highway design, safety and beautification to serve the society in the northern region of Punjab. He expressed faith and belief in the faculty and researchers to bring new knowledge, technology and opportunities in highway planning, engineering and design sectors.