The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) set a new world record in its name on Tuesday. NHAI set a new world record by building a 75 km bituminous concrete road in just 105 hours. The record was completed here in a record time of 105 hours 33 minutes on the road between Amravati and Akula in Maharashtra.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari shared this information on Twitter. Gadkari also posted a certificate of seven Guinness world records for his tweet. Regardless, Nitin Gadkari wrote while posting a video message that it is a proud moment for the country.
What did Gadkari say in the video message?
Gadkari, via video message, congratulated all the engineers, contractors, consultants and workers of NHAI and Raj Path Infracon Pvt Ltd for creating the world record, which helped in the successful realization of this world record. He said a record was set for laying 75 km of bituminous concrete in a single lane in 105 hours 33 minutes on NH 53 between Amravati and Akola areas.
Work started on June 3
He said that work on a 75-kilometre single-track bituminous concrete road started at 7:27 am on June 3, 2022 and was completed at 5 pm on June 7. A total of 36,634 metric tons of material was used to build the road, he said. He said the project was completed by 720 workers including a team of consultants who worked day and night to get the job done.