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NHAI sets new Guinness World record, builds 75 km highway on one go

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has created a Guinness World Record of constructing the longest highway stretch of 75 kilometres (km) between Amravati and Akola in the least time–105 hours and 33 minutes. The newly constructed road is part of National Highway 53.

A new national highway built. ( Photo EPS)

A team of 800 employees of NHAI and 720 workers of a private company including independent consultants were involved to complete the task in record time.

The work to build the road in record time started on June 3 at around seven in the morning and it was successfully completed on June 7 at 5:00 pm.

“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 …in a single lane on NH-53 section between Amravati and Akola. I would specially thank our Engineers & Workers who toiled day & night to achieve this extraordinary feat. #PragatiKaHighway #GatiShakti @narendramodi  @PMOIndia,” union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted on Wednesday morning.

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The Amravati –Akola section is the part of National Highway-53 and an important East-West corridor, he said.

Passing through the mineral-rich region, the section connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur, Akola, Dhule and Surat.