The Institute, established in 1948, is a National Research Laboratory under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research New Delhi India. The institute is an ISO 9001 certified organisation for providing services in Road and Transport Research. Highway Engineering, Pavement design & maintenance, Traffic & Transport planning, Geotechnical and Bridge Engineering are the major areas. Research level and technical services in roads, traffic, environmental and road safety aspects, airfield pavement, landslide mitigation are executed professionally by the Institute for both public and private sector customers in India and overseas.