Guwahati: An employee of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), posted at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bardoloi International Airport in Guwahati, has set a new record in India by walking 100 km in the shortest time.
Fifty-five -year-old Ratul Kumar Jakharia, who is posted at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, walked the distance in 16 hours and 35 minutes.
Jakharia started his walk at 4.03 am on November 7 from the Azara Police Station, reached Boko (Singora) and returned to the Azara Police Station at 8.38 pm.
The AAI employee is the oldest person in India to walk 100 km in one day. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bardoloi International Airport authority organised a grand function to felicitate Jakharia.
Snehasis Dutta, the chief operating officer (COO) of Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, handed over the certificate received from the India Book of Records to Jakharia.
“This is a dream come true for me,” Jakharia said, adding that he would keep walking, and will try to break his own record in future.