NHAI creates world record by constructing 75 km of single-lane asphalt concrete on NH-53 in Maharashtra in less than five days

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NHAI completes Guinness World Record by building 75km stretch of NH-53 (Photo: Twitter/@nitin_gadkari)

New Delhi: The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday successfully achieved a Guinness World Record by constructing 75 km of continuous asphalt concrete in a single lane on NH-53 highway in less than five days. The 75 km stretch between Amravati and Akola in Maharashtra was completed in a record time of 105 hours and 33 minutes.
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari shared the information on his Twitter account. He also posted a photo of the highway as well as the Guinness World Record certificate.

Gadkari in a tweet said, “#ConnectingIndia with Prosperity! Celebrating our nation’s rich heritage with #AzadiKaAmrutMahotsav, under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji @NHAI_Official successfully achieved a Guinness World Record (@GWR).

The section was built by private contractor Rajput Infracon. Construction of the Amravati-Akola highway started at 6am on Saturday and was completed on Tuesday. The NH-53 highway passes through a mineral-rich region of India. It connects major cities like Kolkata – Raipur – Nagpur – Akola – Dhule – Surat.
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Previously, the record was held by Public Works Authority – ASHGHAL of Qatar on February 27, 2019. This road was part of Al-Khor highway and it took 10 days to complete the task.

According to the Livemint report, about 800 employees and 700 laborers were involved in the construction of the section. Also earlier, Rajput Infracon had set a world record by constructing a road between Sangli and Satara in 24 hours.

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