NHAI Makes World Record: Between Amravati and Akola in Maharashtra, a 75-kilometer road was built in a single pass.
About 720 people from Rajpath Infracon and about 800 people from the NHAI worked on the project.
NHAI Makes World Record
India had broken a Guinness World Record by building the longest stretch of road
NHAI Makes World Record: Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, said on Tuesday that India had broken a Guinness World Record by laying the longest stretch of asphalt/bituminous concrete road in one piece. When the bituminous road was built on NH-53 between Amravati and Akola in Maharashtra, there was only one lane. The road was built in 105 hours and 33 minutes, which was a record. The building work began at 7:27 am on June 3 and was done at 5 pm on June 7.
When Nitin Gadkari talked about the news. He showed pictures of the Guinness World Record certificate and the new road.
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari tweeted
NHAI Makes World Record: “Celebrating the rich history of our country with #AzadiKaAmrutMahotsav. Under the direction of Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji, @NHAI Official broke a Guinness World Record (@GWR).”
In his tweets, the minister thanked Rajpath Infracon Pvt Ltd and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for making it possible for the project to happen.
“All of America Can Be Proud! Feel very happy to congratulate our great team @NHAI Official, Consultants & Concessionaire, Rajpath Infracon Pvt Ltd, and Jagdish Kadam. On setting the Guinness World Record for laying a 75-kilometer-long bituminous concrete road in one continuous piece…”
About 720 people from Rajpath Infracon and about 800 people from the NHAI worked on this project. Gadkari said in another tweet. “I’d like to thank our engineers and workers, who worked day and night to make this happen”.
“This 75 km of one-way bituminous concrete road is the same as 37.5 km of two-way road. Paved shoulder road and the team of 800 employees from @NHAI Official…”
“The work was done in 105 hours and 33 minutes, which is a record. The section of National Highway 53 from Amravati to Akola is an important East-West corridor. It is called “Pragati Ka Highway,” “Gati Shakti,” and “8 Years of Infrastructure Gati.”
According to Gadkari:
NHAI Makes World Record: Gadkari said in a video message that the part of National Highway 53 from Amravati to Akola is an important east-west corridor. “It links major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur, Akola, Dhule, and Surat. It goes through a part of our country with a lot of minerals. Nearly 35% of the work is done between Amravati and Akola, I’ve been told. And between Akola and Chikli, almost 65% of the work is done. So, commuters will feel a lot better now that this has been done. Travel times will be shorter, and traffic will move more smoothly” the minister said.