India is working very fast in the field of road development. In this episode, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday that his target is to build 60 km of highways every day. Gadkari said that good roads generate prosperity and employment. “We are constructing 40 km of highways per day, our target is to build 60 km of highways per day,” he said at an event in Delhi. The official target of highway construction for the current financial year has been set at 12,000 km. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) are primarily responsible for the construction of national highways and expressways across the country.
NHAI creates Guinness World Record
Let us tell you, in the month of June this year, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), with the help of 720 employees, created history by constructing 75 km of road within 105 hours and 33 minutes i.e. five days. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had congratulated NHAI for this achievement. He had said- ‘NHAI has created a Guinness World Record. During the Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, NHAI has successfully completed the construction of 75 km continuous bituminous concrete road in single lane from Amravati to Akola.
Qatar’s three-year record broken
Earlier in 2019, the Guinness World Record for construction of bituminous road was set in Doha, Qatar. A road of 25.275 km was made here. It took 10 days to make it. Gadkari had congratulated all the engineers, contractors, consultants and laborers of NHAI and Raj Path Infracon Pvt Ltd for breaking Qatar’s three-year record.
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