The National Highways Authority of India has set a Guinness World Record by constructing a 75km continuous bituminous concrete road in a single lane on NH-53 section between Amaravati and Akola in 105 hours and 33 minutes,”; Minister of Road Transport & Highway Nitin Gadkari tweeted.
The minister added that the team of 800 NHAI employees and 720 workers, including a group of independent consultants, were involved in the job that started on 3 June at 7.27 am and was completed on 7 June at 5:00 pm.
The work was completed in a record time of 105 hours and 33 minutes, Gadkari said. He said that the Amravati to Akola section is part of National Highway-53 and is an important east-west corridor.
Passing through the mineral-rich region of the country, this section connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur, Akola, Dhule and Surat.