In a video message, Gadkari said NHAI had created a world record certified by Guinness World Records. He said the record was set for laying 75 km of single-lane asphalt concrete on NH 53 between Amrawati and Akola districts in 105 hours and 33 minutes.
The total length of 75 km of one-lane continuous asphalt concrete road is equivalent to 37.5 km of two-lane paved shoulder road and the work started on June 3, 2022 at 7:27 a.m. and was completed on June 7, 2022 at 5 p.m. , he added.
The Minister said that the bituminous mixture of 36,634 MT composed of 2,070 MT of bitumen was used. He said the project was implemented by 720 workers, including a team of independent consultants who worked day and night to complete the task.
The minister said the Amrawati to Akola section is part of NH 53, it is an important east-east corridor that connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur and Surat. He said that once completed, this section will play a major role in smoothing traffic and freight on this route.
Shri Gadkari congratulated all engineers, contractors, consultants, workers of NHAI and Raj Path Infracon Pvt. ltd. for the efficient implementation of the project which contributed to the achievement of this world record.