Central Road Fund(CRF):
1.Central Research Fund (CRF) was formed on 1st March 1929
2.The consumers of petrol were charged an extra leavy of 2.64 paisa/litre of petrol to buildup this road development fund.
3.From the fund collected 20 percent of the annual revenue is to be retained as meeting expenses on the administration of the road fund, road experiments and research on road and bridge projects of special importance.
4.The balance 80 percent of the fund to be allotted by the Central Government to the various states based on actual petrol consumption or revenue collected
5.The accounts of the CRF are maintained by the Accountant General of Central Revenues.
6.The control of the expenditure is exercised by the Roads Wings of Ministry of Transport.
Indian Road Congress (IRC):
1.It is a semi-official technical body formed in 1934.
2.It was formed to recommend standard specifications.
3.It was constituted to provide a forum of regular technical pooling of experience and ideas on all matters affecting the planning, construction and maintenance of roads in India. 4.IRC has played an important role in the formulation of the 20-year road development plans in India.
5.Now, it has become an active body of national importance controlling specifications, guidelines and other special publications on various aspect of Highway Engineering.
Central Road Research Institute (CRRI):
1.CRRI was formed in the year 1950 at New Delhi
2.It was formed for research in various aspect of highway engineering
3.It is one of the National laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
4.This institute is mainly engaged in applied research and offers technical advice to state governments and the industries on various problems concerning roads.
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