An NHAI contractor created a world record by laying a maximum of 2.6 km four-lane concrete road at one project site in a day, on the Delhi-Mumbai expressway. This is also for the first time a 19-metre single concrete paver was used for road construction, which means this paver can lay the concrete on five lanes at any given time. This will accelerate the expressway construction in the country, NHAI officials said.
According to the road transport ministry, Patel Infrastructure Ltd created this feat and was recognised by the India Book of Records and Golden Book of World Records for this achievement. Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said the innovation in this sector and use of modern machineries will accelerate the construction of highways, which is a priority area of the government.