Nitin Gadkari, Indian Road Transport and Highways Minister, said on June 8, 2022, that India entered the Guinness World Records to construct the most extended piece of bituminous concrete laid continuously. The record has been achieved for completing 75 km of continuous bituminous concrete in a single lane on National Highway 53.
The road was laid on a section of highway between the Amravati and Akola districts of Maharashtra. Mr. Gadkari said, “I am very proud today because our team has created one more world record. I congratulate the entire team of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), consultant, and contractor Rajpath Infracon Private Limited from Pune for accomplishing this Guinness World Record.”
“In a single lane on NH-53 section between Amravati and Akola. I especially thank our engineers and workers who toiled day and night to achieve this extraordinary feat.”
According to Gadkari, the team began building the road on June 3 at 7:27 am Indian time and finished constructing the 75-km stretch on June 7, at 5:00 pm, in 105 hours and 33 minutes. Some 720 workers, including a team of independent consultants, were involved in this project.
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