Chennai, India (Urban Transport News): RITES Limited, a leading Transport Infrastructure Consultancy and Engineering company and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate and explore marine infrastructure works.
Under this arrangement, RITES and IIT-M will collaborate for providing engineering consultancy (design & construction supervision), enhancing technical cooperation and knowledge sharing for the development of marine infrastructure works, including navigational studies etc. The partnership intends to bring in best practices by leveraging each other’s expertise in marine engineering works and addressing environmental (oceanic) concerns to build a sustainable and robust infrastructure.
RITES Limited is a Miniratna (Category - I) Schedule ‘A’ Public Sector Enterprise and a leading player in the transport consultancy and engineering sector in India, having diversified services and geographical reach. The company has experience spanning 47 years and has undertaken projects in over 55 countries across Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East region. RITES Limited is the only export arm of Indian Railways for providing rolling stock overseas (other than Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).
IIT Madras (IIT-M) is one of the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. An Institute of Eminence, IIT-M has 16 academic departments and a few advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organized in a unique pattern.
The MoU signing ceremony was held in IIT, Madras's headquarter, Chennai.