On the National Highway-53 between Amravati and Akola Districts in Maharashtra, the National Highways Authority of India set a Guinness World Record for creating the longest bituminous lane of 75 km in 105 hours and 33 minutes. The Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, congratulated all the engineers, contractors, workers, and consultants from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Raj Path Infracon Pvt Ltd for the efficient implementation of the project, which contributed to the world record's successful completion. If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.
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NHAI sets a new record by constructing 75 kilometres of road.
The 75 km of single-lane continuous bituminous concrete road in Maharashtra for which NHAI has been awarded the Guinness World Record is equivalent to 37.5 km of two-lane paved shoulder road.
How did NHAI become a Guinness World Record holder?
The project was implemented by 720 personnel, including a team of independent consultants who worked day and night, according to the Union Minister of Road, Transport, and Highways Nitin Gadkari.
The work on the 75-kilometre single-lane concrete road in Maharashtra began at 7:27 p.m.
" on June 3, 2022, and ended at 5 p.m.
on June 7, 2022".
What do we know about Maharashtra's NH-53?
The Amravati to Akola stretch of Maharashtra's NH-53 is a vital east-west corridor that connects major cities such as Raipur, Kolkata, Surat, and Nagpur.
According to Nitin Gadkari, once completed, the national highway will significantly alleviate traffic and freight flow along this route.
Who previously held the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous road?
The previous Guinness World Record for the longest continuously laid bituminous road was set in February 2019 in Doha, Qatar, for the construction of 25.275 kilometres of road.
In ten days, the task was accomplished.
India holds the Guinness World Record for waving over 78,000 national flags.
India had already made history and entered the Guinness Book of World Records by simultaneously waving the most number of national flags on April 23, 2022.
Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, was also present at the historic event.
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