India sets world record for fastest road construction

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

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