The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is striving to create a Guinness World Record by constructing the longest highway section in the shortest possible time .
The authority is currently building a new highway between Amravati and Akola in Maharashtra, which has been awarded to Rajput Infracon, a private contractor.
NHAI is trying to create a record by constructing a 75-km stretch of it in 108 hours or less than five days.
What is timeline?
To make the record, this work has been started from 6 am on 3rd June, which is expected to be completed by Tuesday, 7th June next week.
If this construction work is completed in given time, it will become world record for longest concrete road construction in shortest time.
About 800 employees and more than 700 workers have been engaged for this including Project Manager, Highway Engineer, Quality Engineer, Surveyor and Safety Engineer.
What is the history of this company?
Rajput Infracon is not a new company, it has already tried to create many records. The company also holds a global record for building a road between Sangli and Satara in 24 hours.
The condition of this highway is bad for 10 years
The National Highway section on which the construction work is going on between Amravati and Akola in Maharashtra is in a bad condition for more than 10 years.
Despite several attempts to hand over its repair work to several other contractors, the work was never completed. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had also expressed displeasure over the slow pace of this work between Amravati and Akola .
Construction work being done under the supervision of NHAI
NHAI is keeping a close watch on the development works of the highway . It is testing the road quality amid a world record attempt.
NHAI project director and general manager Vilas Brahmankar said the central agency will monitor the quality of work as such efforts require a lot of cooperation.
In February, Patel Infrastructure Limited had set a world record by constructing 10.32 km of four-lane highway in 24 hours.