NHAI Guinness World Record for longest continuously laid lane
State-owned National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has created a Guinness World Record for longest continuously laid bituminous lane of 75 kilometres, on national highway between Amravati and Akola districts of Maharashtra, in 105 hours and 33 minutes.
- Project was implemented by 720 workers including a team of independent consultants.
- Total length of this single lane continuous bituminous concrete road is equal to 37.5 kilometres of two-lane paved shoulder road.
- Work on this road was started on June 3, 2022 and was completed on June 7.
Previous World Record for longest continuously laid bituminous was building a 25.275 kilometres road in Doha, Qatar in February 2019. This task was completed in 10 days.
About Amravati to Akola Road
Amravati to Akola section is the part of NH 53. It is an important east-east corridor, that connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Surat and Nagpur. After this stretch is complete, it will play a significant role in easing movement of traffic and freight on the route.
National Highway 53
This national highway is the combination of old NH6 Surat-Kolkata, NH200 Bilaspur-Chandikhole and NH5A Chandikhole-Paradeep. The highway connects Hajira in Gujarat to Paradeep port in Odisha. NH-53 passes through the states of Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Odisha in India. It is the part of Asian Highway 46 (AH46) network and is officially listed as running over 1949 km from Kolkata to Surat. It is also called as Surat – Kolkata Highway.
National Highways Authority of India or NHAI
NHAI is an autonomous agency of Government of India. It was set up in 1995. It is a nodal agency under Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Alka Upadhyaya is the current Chairperson of NHAI.
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