India last week knocked Qatar off its perch as a Guinness World Record road-builder by laying 84km of bituminous concrete roadway in one go over five days. Officially amazing, said the Guinness certificate awarded to road-builder Raj Path Infracon and its Founder & Chairman Mr Jagdish Kadam who dedicated the achievement to 75 years of Indian independence, marked this year. The National Highways Authority of India oversaw the paving of a single lane of National Highway 53 from Amrawati to Akola without a break starting as on 3 June and finishing on 7 JuneAccording to Raj Path Infracon, 728 NHAI employees and 2,500 workers, including a team of independent consultants, were involved in the round-the-clock job. The Guinness World Record organisation had to approve the paving mix and specialist witnesses monitored the project on its behalf, submitting periodic progress reports.Since its establishment in 1988, is Raj Path InfraCon has made significant contributions to major infrastructural projects in the country, working with prominent clients. In 2006, it built a 148km stretch for the Mula Canal, under a joint initiative between World Bank and the Maharashtra Water Resource Department, receiving recognition from World Bank for the efforts. In 2016, the National Highway Authority of India felicitated the company with a certificate of excellence for completing the construction of the critical Nagpur-Hyderabad highway project. Raj Path InfraCon had made headlines in 2021 for attempting to set a world record, while the results are awaited, constructing a 39.7km road in the Satara district of Maharashtra in under 24 hours.