India Sets World Record For Fastest Highway Construction

India has set a Guinness World Record for the fastest highway construction, completing a 75-kilometer highway in 105 hours and 33 minutes.

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and construction company Rajpath Infracon started the construction on June 3 at 7:27 a.m. and finished on June 7 at 5 p.m. The single-lane road was laid on National Highway 53 between the Amravati and Akola districts of Maharashtra.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the road connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur, Akola, Dhule, and Surat. Gadkari added that NHAI’s achievement would relieve commuters, easing traffic movements and reducing travel time.

About 800 NHAI and 720 Rajpath Infracon workers constructed the road, continuously laying bituminous concrete.

Gadkari said the new world record serves as India’s “proud moment.”

Qatar held the world record in 2019, constructing a 27.25-kilometer road in 10 days.

In 2021, India set three world records in a month, including the construction of 2,580 meters four-lane highway in 24 hours.

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