Nagpur, India (Urban Transport News): The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha Metro) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) have jointly set Guinness World Records for making World's longest Double Decker Viaduct with Highway Flyover & Metro Rail Supported on single column.
The Wardha Road Double Decker Viaduct has been identified by Guinness World Records as the Longest Double Decker in the Metro category across the world. Measuring 3.14 km, the Double Decker Viaduct has already been certified as the longest structure in Asia and India by Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records respectively.
The Guinness World Records formally conferred title of Longest Double Decker Viaduct in the Metro category across the world on Nagpur Metro Rail Project was presented to Dr. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, Maha Metro at an event held in Nagpur today. Rishi Nath, judge and adjudicator of Guinness World Records headquartered at London, presented the certificate to him in the presence media and officials from Maha Metro.
"Another feather in the cap ! Heartiest Congratulations to Team NHAI and Maha Metro on achieving the Guinness Book of World Record in Nagpur by constructing longest Double Decker Viaduct (3.14 KM) with Highway Flyover & Metro Rail Supported on single column," said Nitin Gadgari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways. "The project has already bagged records from Asia Book and India Book. Now receiving this eminent award is indeed a proud moment for us. I heartily thank & salute the incredible Engineers, Officers & Workers who persevered round the clock to make this happen," he added.
"Dedication, hard work, and complete devotion to the target you want to achieve, is the key to success,: said Dr. Brijesh Dixit after receiving the certificate from the judge and adjudicator of Guinness World Records.
Executing the Double Decker Viaduct project on Wardha Road was a major challenge. It is part of 3-layer structure with Metro Rail at the top, Highway Flyover at the middle level and the existing road at the ground level. The Double Decker Viaduct of 3.14 km is the longest such structure across any Metro Rail system in the world.
Maha Metro had applied for the Guinness World Record (GWR). The Indian representative of GWR followed the same and studied the proposal with its technical team. The team then gave approval for the same and announced Guinness World Record certification to Maha Metro.
The shortlisting of projects for the Record is a shot in the arm for Maha Metro. Moreover, more such records are set to be broken in the near future. These records and the recognition which followed is a genuine indicator of the way Maha Metro has been executing the project in Nagpur.
Maha Metro had bagged Asia and India Book of Records for not just Longest Double Decker Via-duct, but also for Maximum Metro Stations Constructed on a Double Decker Via-Duct. It may be recalled that Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had presented certificates for the two Records at an event held on 10th July 2022 at Convention Centre, Airport South Metro Station.
Similarly, it is worth mentioning here that in 2017 Maha Metro Nagpur was chosen for another record by the twin agencies – India and Asia Book of Records. In March 2017 Maha Metro was awarded for Largest Human Chain organized for promoting `Safety at Work’. The participants in the human chain included labourers, supervisors, managers and other officers.
Maha Metro has bagged a number of awards at multiple levels and platforms. Maha Metro is confident that this journey would continue unabated in the same manner with the co-operation extended by Nagpurians.