Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari informed that the 75 Km single lane continuous Bituminous Concrete Road is equivalent to 37.5 Km of 2-Lane Paved shoulder road.
The minister added that the team of 800 NHAI employees and 720 workers including a team of independent consultants were involved in the job that started on 3 June at 7.27 am and was completed on 7 June at 5:00 pm. The work was completed in a record time of 105 hours and 33 minutes.
The Amravati to Akola section is part of National Highway-53 and an important East-West corridor. Passing through mineral-rich region of the country, the section connects major cities like Kolkata, Raipur, Nagpur, Akola, Dhule, and Surat.