Central Institute of Road Transport (CIRT) is a Premier Institute working in the field of Road Transport. CIRT was established in 1967 on the joint initiative of then Ministry of Shipping and Transport, Government of India and Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU). CIRT operates under the aegis of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India. It has rich experience of testing and certification of vehicles and automobile component testing/certification. It caters to the needs of Automotive Industry and Engineering Industry in the areas of Testing, Certification, Training & Consultancy.
To meet the needs of industry, CIRT is having state of the art test facilities for testing & certification of various types of vehicles and their components. CIRT is an authorised test agency for component and vehicle testing & certification by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, under Central Motor Vehicles Rules Nos. 124 & 126. CIRT has been approved by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for testing of auto components for certification. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has recognised CIRT as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO). CIRT test labs such as Tyre testing, Wheel rim testing, Polymer testing and ROPS for agriculture tractor are NABL accredited.