In Pics: This Indian state is trying to set a world record by parading a line-up of 500 buses

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In Pics: This Indian state is trying to set a world record by parading a line-up of 500 buses
The state of Uttar Pradesh trying to make a world record for longest parade of buses on ThursdayTwitter/UP Govt

The state of Uttar Pradesh in India is attempting to get a spot in the Guinness World Records for “The Longest Parade of Buses” on Thursday, amid the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019.

"The parade is also to demonstrate the traffic plan which worked very well during the ongoing Kumbh Mela where 1,300 hectare of land was used for parking of vehicles, 20,000 police personnel were deployed for security and safety of the Kumbh Nagar and the millions who visited the congregation," Additional Chief Secretary (Information and Tourism) Avaneesh Kumar Awasthi told IANS.

India’s Kumbh Mela 2019, the world’s largest religious gathering taking place in Prayagraj, is a 55 day long fair that began on 15 January 2019 and will last until 4th March 2019. Nearly 130-140 million visitors, pilgrims are expected to visit the Kumbh this year.
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The state of Uttar Pradesh has set its eyes at a new record in the Guinness World Records by rolling out a fleet of 500 buses here on Thursday, officials said.

The state of Uttar Pradesh has set its eyes at a new record in the Guinness World Records by rolling out a fleet of 500 buses here on Thursday, officials said.

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The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses will cover a distance of over 3.2 km (approximately 2 miles)

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses will cover a distance of over 3.2 km (approximately 2 miles)

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The parade of the saffron-colored buses was held at NH-19, between Sahson toll and Nawabganj toll plaza.

The parade of the saffron-colored buses was held at NH-19, between Sahson toll and Nawabganj toll plaza.

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This would be the longest parade of buses anywhere in the world. The present record of a similar feat is held currently by Abu Dhabi of 390 buses.

This would be the longest parade of buses anywhere in the world. The present record of a similar feat is held currently by Abu Dhabi of 390 buses.

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At least 75 observers from the Guinness Book of World Records were reportedly there to witness the attempt made between 8 am to 9.30am on 28 February.

At least 75 observers from the Guinness Book of World Records were reportedly there to witness the attempt made between 8 am to 9.30am on 28 February.

Twitter/Info_Prayagraj . (With IANS)