Indian Roads Congress (IRC) was set up by the Government of India in December 1934 on the recommendations of Jayakar Committee with the objective of promoting and encouraging science for building and maintenance of roads. It provides a national forum for sharing knowledge and pooling experience on the entire range of subjects dealing with construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. IRC members comprise engineers of all ranks from Central and State Governments, Engineering Services of Army, Border Roads Organization, Road Research Institutes, engineering colleges, local bodies and private enterprises.
A vast repertoire of subjects related to construction form an essential component as part of sharing. The range of subjects include construction & maintenance of roads and bridges, including technology, equipment, research, planning, finance, taxation, organisation and all connected policy issues.
To promote and encourage the science and practice of building and maintenance of roads;
To provide a channel for the expression of collective opinion of its members regarding roads;
To promote the use of standard specifications and to propose specifications
To advise regarding education, experiment and research connected with roads;
To hold periodical meetings, to discuss technical questions regarding roads;
To suggest legislation for the development, improvement and protection of roads;
To suggest improved methods of administration, planning design, construction, operation, use and maintenance of roads;
- To establish, furnish and maintain libraries and museums for furthering the science of road making;
- To publish, or arrange for the publication of proceedings, journals, periodicals and other literature for the promotion of the objects of the Society;
- To accept subscriptions, subsidies, donations, endowments and gifts in furtherance of the objects of the Society;
- To invest and deal with the funds of the Society or entrusted to the Society, to acquire and hold any movable or immovable property, and to borrow or raise money for the furtherance of the objects of the Society and to sell, lease, exchange, or otherwise deal with the same;
- To grant pay, prizes, honoraria, or scholarships (including traveling scholarships) for meritorious work in furtherance of the objects of the Society;
- To do all such other lawful things as may be, incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects;
For more on Indian Road Congress, please visit http://www.irc.nic.in/
The 76thIndian Roads Congress 2015 was held in Indore in Madhya Pradesh and was witness to hectic parleys and educative sessions with participation zooming in from all over the nation.