Mangaluru: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has set a new Guinness World Record by constructing 75-km of bituminous concrete in a single lane on NH-53 between Amravati and Akola in 105 hours and 33 minutes.
Over 720 workers and 800 employees jointly worked together to reach this target. Gadkari hailed the achievement in a video message on Twitter. The Minister praised all of the NHAI and Raj Path Infracon Pvt. Ltd. engineers, contractors, consultants, and employees for the project’s smooth execution, which contributed to the world record.
Another world record in Road construction!
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 8, 2022
The 75 km of continuous bituminous concrete road is similar to the 37.5 km of paved shoulder road.
The Minister said that the bituminous mix of 36,634 MT consisting of 2,070 MT of bitumen was used for the highway construction. The Amravati to the Akola is an important east-west corridor connecting major towns such as Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur, and Surat and it will play a vital role in easing traffic and freight movement on this route once completed.
Doha, Qatar had previously achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest continuously built bituminous highway by completing 25.275 km in ten days in February 2019.