India set a world record by constructing a 100 km road in 100 km. Nitin Gadkari informed us about this through his Twitter. He said to the media that in a proud moment, the Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway has made history by achieving a remarkable feat – laying of Bituminous Concrete over a distance of 100 lane kilometers in an unprecedented time of 100 hours.
Nitin Gadkari tweeted, “This accomplishment highlights the dedication and ingenuity of India’s road infrastructure industry. I extend my congratulations to the exceptional teams of Cube Highways, L&T, and Ghaziabad Aligarh Expressway Pvt Ltd (GAEPL) for their outstanding achievement”.
Further, he added, “ The Ghaziabad-Aligarh section of NH-34, spanning 118 kilometers, plays a vital role as a transportation link between the densely populated regions of Ghaziabad and Aligarh. This project traverses various towns and cities in Uttar Pradesh, including Dadri, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahr, and Khurja. It serves as a critical trade route, facilitating the movement of goods and contributing to regional economic development by connecting industrial areas, agricultural regions, and educational institutions”.
NHAI (National Highway Authority Of India) took around 80,000 workers, and 200 road rollers to achieve the feat in record time. The six-lane expressway is likely to cut down travel time from Ghaziabad to Aligarh.
It’s not the first time for NHAI to make such a record. In August last year, NHAI set the Guinness world record by constructing the 75 km road between Amravati and Akola on NH-53 in 105 hours and 33 minutes.
To keep in mind The Concept of Sustainable Development, The expressway is constructed by using CCPR (Cold Central Plant Recycling) technology that helped to reduce carbon emissions. This green technology involves utilizing 90% of milled material, which amounts to nearly 20 lakh square meters of road surface.