The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) completed construction of a single lane of the four-lane, 25.5km Vijayapura-Solapur stretch of the national highway in a record 18 hours on Friday. Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted this would soon figure in the Limca Book of Records. “I congratulate workers and NHAI project director, other officials, representatives of the company,” he said.
“As many as 500 employees of the contract company have compled this construction. The 4-way stretch of 110km will be completed by October,” he added. This road is part of the high-density traffic corridor — Bengaluru-Chitradurga- Vijayapura-Solapur-Aurangabad-Dhule-Indore-Gwalior. The Solapur-Bijapur highway was formerly known as the National Highway connecting Maharashtra and Karnataka. The bypass four lane roads will be constructed between Solapur and Bijapur . The route will also have six flyovers. At present, work on 110 km of Solapur-Bijapur State Highway is in progress. The work will be completed by October 2021, Gadkari said on his Twitter account.
Earlier, a new World Record was scripted for the laying of pavement quality concrete (PQC) for a four-lane highway of 2,580 meters length within 24 hours. It was achieved in India during the construction of the country’s flagship greenfield expressway, the Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai project. The construction of Delhi-Vadodara-Mumbai expressway has broken 4 records with record construction within 24 hours.