Chinese Workers Build Railway For New Train Station In Just Nine Hours
While some of us were probably sitting at our desks yawning into a coffee and blinking at our email inbox, over in China a huge group of workers were busy creating the railway for a new train station - being so efficient at their job that it only took them nine hours.
A total of 1,500 construction workers rallied in Fujian Province in southern China to complete the task, aided by seven trains and 23 diggers.
According a report from Xinhua News Agency, work began on 19 January, and was finished up in the small hours of 20 January - and you can see why from Pear's amazing aerial video footage above, which shows an army of labourers hard at work throughout the build.
Every time the camera pans out, you can see the extent to the hard work as everyone ferrets away in the distance.
The workers were connecting three major railways - the Ganlong Railway, Ganruilong Railway and Zhanglong Railway - with a new one, the Nanlong Railway, in the city of Longyan. They were also installing the traffic signals, along with a series of traffic monitoring equipment.
Although the workers clearly made a lot of headway with the build, the construction of the Nanlong Railway is still ongoing, with completion expected at the end of this year. That's because it is set to be the main transport link between south-east China and central China, Xinhua reports, measuring a whopping 246 km (152 miles) in length.
It's obviously a mammoth job - and yet if these guys keep going at the rate they have been, it'll probably be a total breeze.
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So how did they get the job done so efficiently? Well, there was 1,500 of them - but even so, the task at hand was still pretty huge.
Zhan Daosong, a deputy manager at China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group - the country's main railroad builder - has said that the reason behind the workers' speed was because they had been organised into seven units.
Being split up into separate groups, the construction workers were then able to focus on and complete different tasks simultaneously.
How's that for the daily grind, eh? It's especially hilarious when you think that one bloke recently got fired from Lidl for 'working too hard', his hard graft apparently breaching the store's rules banning unpaid overtime.
Just think what you did in the last nine hours - just 60 minutes more than the length of your average nine-to-five shift.
Featured Image Credit: Pear Video
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