Delhi-based independent researcher Shashank Manu, who likes to ride the Delhi Metro, set a new Guinness World Record by covering 286 metro stations in just over 15 hours.
Sign up for notificationsIn March 2022, a Delhi man set a Guinness World Record for the fastest time to travel through all the capital’s metro stations. Prafull Singh had covered all the metro stations of Delhi in 16 hours and 2 minutes to set the record. Related News
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The DMRC shared on Twitter a photo of Singh holding his Guinness World Record certificate while standing on a platform at a Delhi metro station. Singh had covered a total of 348 km in his quest for the world record. Believe it or not, the record was just broken by a man who managed to cover 286 stations of the Delhi Metro in 15 hours and 49 seconds. Delhi-based independent researcher Shashank Manu, who likes to ride the Delhi Metro, set a new Guinness World Record by covering 286 metro stations in just over 15 hours. Manu, who actually completed the feat in April 2021, started his journey at 5am on the blue line. By 8:30 pm the same day, he had covered 286 stations, the last being the Brigadier Hoshiar Singh station located on the Green Line. However, the attempt two years ago did not gain official recognition from Guinness World Records due to a misunderstanding. The award went to Praful Singh that year. But the same year, Sashank covered 286 stations in 15 hours 22 minutes, 49 seconds in the month of August. And now, after two years, his attempt has finally been recognized by Guinness World Records. Shashank wrote on Twitter: “Hey @GWR look what just came in, my Guinness record certificate for visiting all stations of the Delhi metro in the fastest time! Also the news of my record was covered by prominently by many media outlets in India. THANK YOU!”
Hey @GWR Look what just arrived, the certificate of my Guinness record for visiting all the stations of the Delhi metro in the fastest time! Also, the news of my record was prominently covered by many media outlets in India. THANK YOU! pic.twitter.com/ciIgb77ngg
—Shashank Manu (@sskmnu) April 4, 2023 The freelancer told the media that he started working on the world record idea during the Covid-19 pandemic. The attempts at it began when the Delhi Metro resumed operations for the public after the first lockdown. Guinness World Record guidelines stated that the person attempting the record had to click on the pictures at each station, ask people to sign a receipt, and have at least two “independent witnesses” with him/her for the entire trip. And Shashank did exactly that. Actually, he did something else. He even recorded seamless video of his entire journey to keep track of the opening and closing times of the subway doors at each station. He didn’t take breaks during the trip? Of course he did. Shashank took three short breaks, including lunch at the Kashmere Gate station on the Red Line, according to reports.