Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announces New Guinness World Record created by NHAI in laying 75 km of bituminous concrete in a single lane on NH53 in 105 hours and 33 minutes.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced today that National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has created a new Guinness World Record in laying 75 km of bituminous concrete in a single lane on NH 53 in 105 hours and 33 minutes.
Proud Moment For The Entire Nation!
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
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 8, 2022
The feat was accomplished on NH 53 stretch from Amrawati to Akola Districts with the work starting from on 3rd June 2022 at 7:27 am and being completed on 7th June 2022 at 5 pm, he added.
Gadkari said before this, the Guinness World Record for the longest continuously laid bituminous was for building 25.275 km that was achieved in Doha, Qatar in Feb 2019. The task took 10 days to complete.
The Minister said NHAI implemented the Amrawati-Akola project with 720 workers including a team of independent consultants working day and night to complete this task of laying the bituminous mix of 36,634 metric tonnes.
The Minister said the Amrawati to Akola section is part of NH 53, this is an important east-east corridor which connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur and Surat. He said once completed, this stretch will play a major role in easing movement of traffic and freight on this route.
In a video message Shri Gadkari said commemorating 75 years of India’s independence and under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi NHAI has created a world record that was certified by the Guinness World Records.
The minister congratulated all the engineers, contractors, consultants, workers from NHAI and Raj Path Infracon Pvt. Ltd. for efficient implementation of the project that has helped in successful completion of this world record.