Polavaram Project enters Guinness World Record for concrete works

In a first of its kind record, the Polavaram Project in Andhra Pradesh set the Guinness World Record for completing the highest volume of concrete works in record time.

The representatives of the Guinness World Records witnessed this magnificent feat at the site and recorded it with drone cameras.
The Andhra Pradesh Government has broken the record of Dubai by pouring 32,100 cubic metres of concrete in 24 hours, beginning on January 6th at 8 am to 8 am on January 7th. This project beat the existing record of 21,580 cubic metres which was achieved by Abdul Wahed Bin Shabib, RALS Contracting LLC and Alfa Eng. Consultant (all UAE), in Dubai between May 18 and 19 in 2017.
AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu congratulated the Water Resources Department, the team of officers, engineers and every worker at the site along with Navayuga company that is executing the project and applauded the entire team for their hardwork. Principal Secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar said the world’s biggest concrete work began at 8 am on January 6th and continued till 8 am on January 7th. 
During this period, the department initially wanted to complete 28,000 to 30,000 cubic metres of concrete works. Once this is achieved within 24 hours, the work of pouring concrete will continue and all-out efforts will be made to create another major world record, he added. 
The concrete works will be undertaken at both Spill Channel and Spillway areas. Though, it is required to pour more than 18 lakh cubic metres of concrete to complete the Polavaram project, they planned to pour 28,000 to 30,000 cubic metres of concrete in a single stretch but broke its own record and went on to achieve 32,100 cubic metres. 
According to the Chief Minister, the Polavaram project is recognized as the only project where works were progressing at jet speed in the entire country, when compared with other major irrigation projects on any river.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu visited the Polavaram Project today after the breaking of the first world record. He will be there while creating the second world record, CMO officials said. The Chief Minister also reviewed the progress of the works on the dam site, as part of the weekly review. 
Recently, the Chief Minister offered prayers at the project when the first radial gate erection ceremony took place It may be recalled that the AP government has recently created a world record by completing the Raft Foundation for Secretariat and Heads of the Departments buildings at Amaravati.


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