- NHAI successfully completed a Guinness World Record by constructing fastest single lane road
- India beats Qatar's Guinness World Record by constructing fastest longest road of 75 km
- The road was constructed between Amravati-Akola section, part of NH-53
India has achieved a Guinness World Record of constructing the longest piece of road 75 kms in a record time of 105 hours and 33 minutes on NH-53, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways informed on Wednesday.
Taking to Twitter, Nitin Gadkari said, "NHAI successfully completed a Guinness World Record by constructing 75 Km continuous bituminous concrete in single lane on the section of NH-53 between Amravati to Akola in a record time of 105 hours & 33 minutes."
"#ConnectingIndia with Prosperity! Celebrating the rich legacy of our nation with #AzadiKaAmrutMahotsav, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri
@narendramodi Ji @NHAI_Official successfully completed a Guinness World Record (@GWR)," he tweeted.
"This 75 Km single lane continuous Bituminous Concrete Road is equivalent to 37.5 Km of 2-Lane Paved shoulder road and the team of 800 @NHAI_Official employees..."
"...720 workers including a team of Independent Consultants were involved in the job that started on June 3, 2022 at 7:27 AM and was completed on June 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm."
"The work was completed in record time of 105 Hours and 33 Minutes. The Amravati to Akola section is the part of National Highway-53 and an important East-West corridor," he said.
"Passing through mineral-rich region of our country, the section connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur, Akola, Dhule, Surat," the Union Minister said.
This record was previously achieved by Public Works Authority - ASHGHAL (Qatar) on 27th February, 2019. The road was part of the Al-Khor Expressway and it had taken 10 days to complete the task, he informed.