STORY: India has set a world record for fastest road construction
Location: Maharashtra, India
Workers built a 47-mile-long highway in just five days
earning India a place in the Guinness Book of World Records
The single concrete lane stretches from Amravati to Akola
[Nitin Gadkari, Indian Road Transport Minister]
"NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) on the occasion of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (elixir of independence festival) announced by honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi Ji successfully completed a Guinness World Record by constructing 75km continuous bituminous concrete in a single lane on NH 53 (National Highway 53) between Amravati to Akola."
India also has the world's second-largest road network