PRAYAGRAJ, INDIA, February 28, 2019 (NDTV): By rolling out a fleet of 500 buses at the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, the Uttar Pradesh government is eyeing to break an existing Guinness World Record. The record of largest parade of buses is currently held by Abu Dhabi of 390 buses. A 3.6 mile-long convoy of 390 buses had travelled a stretch of 2.5 miles on the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Highway in Abu Dhabi. The record attempt was to celebrate UAE 39th national day.
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) buses will cover a distance of over 2 miles. The parade of the saffron-colored buses will be held at NH-19, between Sahson toll and Nawabganj toll plaza. "The parade is also to demonstrate the traffic plan which worked very well during the ongoing Kumbh Mela where 3200 acres of land was used for parking of vehicles," Additional Chief Secretary (Information and Tourism) Avaneesh Kumar Awasthi told news agency IANS. According to an official, the parade of 500 buses would be the longest anywhere in the world. A couple of observers from the Guinness Book of World Records will witness the record-making attempt on the route on which buses will run.