Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced that India has entered the Guinness World Records for constructing the longest piece of road where bituminous concrete are laid continuously.
The plan of building 75 kilometre long stretch of bituminous concrete in a single lane on National Highway 53 was materialised by National Highways Authority of India's (NHAI) consultants and concessionaire in collaboartion with Rajpath Infracon Pvt Ltd and Jagdish Kadam.
#ConnectingIndia with Prosperity!— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 7, 2022
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)... pic.twitter.com/DFGGzfp7Pk
The 75 km single lane road is estimated to be equivalent to 35 km of two-lane paved shoulder road.
The road was laid on a section of NH-53 between the Amravati and Akola districts of Maharashtra.
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. #PragatiKaHighway #GatiShakti #8YearsOfInfraGati pic.twitter.com/ORlZQbGiXh— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 7, 2022
Congratulating the entire team, Gadkari tweeted, "Proud Moment for The Entire Nation! Feel very happy to congratulate our exceptional Team NHAI, Consultants & Concessionaire, Rajpath Infracon Pvt Ltd & Jagdish Kadam, on achieving the Guinness World Record of laying 75 Km continuous Bituminous Concrete Road in a single lane on NH-53 section between Amravati and Akola. I would specially thank our Engineers and Workers who toiled day and night to achieve this extraordinary feat."
Proud Moment For The Entire Nation!— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 8, 2022
Feel very happy to congratulate our exceptional Team @NHAI_Official, Consultants & Concessionaire, Rajpath Infracon Pvt Ltd & Jagdish Kadam, on achieving the Guinness World Record (@GWR) of laying 75 Km continuous Bituminous Concrete Road... pic.twitter.com/hP9SsgrQ57
On June 3, about 800 employees of NHAI and 720 workers of Rajpath Infracon started with the project at 7:27 am while it was at 5 pm of June 7 when the laborious effort came to and end after 105 hours and 33 minutes
Emphasizing on the importance of the newly constructed road, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said "Amravati to Akola section is part of the national highway 53, which is an important east-west corridor. It connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur, Akola, Dhule, and Surat. It passes through a mineral-rich region of our country. I have been informed that nearly 35 per cent of work is completed on this stretch, from Amravati to Akola, and nearly 65 per cent in Akola to Chikli section. Therefore, with this achievement, there will be a great relief to commuters, the movement of traffic will be smooth, and the travel time will be reduced."
Previously, the Guinness World Record for building the longest stretch of bituminous concrete road was achieved by the Public Works Authority, Ashghal, Qatar, on February 27, 2019 for a 27.25 kilometer road which was part of the Al Khor Expressway and took 10 days to be completed.
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.#PragatiKaHighway #GatiShakti #8YearsOfInfraGati— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 7, 2022