Car Rally from Delhi to Mandalay(Myanmar) : On 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma

Mahatma Gandhi Car Rally

Highlights

A 23 day Car rally to commemorate 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi will begin from February 2ndThe Car rally will visit all the major places with historical association with Mahatma Gandhiji. In India, Bangladesh as well as Myanmar.As a spin off the Road and Transport Department will also emphasize on Road safety in this car rally

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways will organise a Car Rally to commemorate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. The rally will travel through places historically associated with Gandhiji, both in India, as well as in Bangladesh and Myanmar. It will connect the places of significance in Gandhiji’s life, and simultaneously take up advocacy on Road Safety concerns. This is part of the yearlong celebrations to commemorate the 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi in India and across the globe, initiated by Government of India on 2nd October last year.

The Car Rally will commence on the 4th of February from Rajghat in Delhi which will also mark the launch of National Road Safety Week. The Rally will pass through Sabarmati, Porbandar, Dandi, Yerwada, Sewagram, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Chauri Chaura, Champaran, Shantiniketan and Kolkata in India before travelling to Dhaka in Bangladesh. It will conclude at Yangon in Myanmar on the 24th of February. The motor rally will cover around 7250 km to reach Yangon.

One of the highlights of the Car rally would be the crossing of the Gulf of Khambat by Ro-Ro vessels. The event is supported by the Ministries of External Affairs, Culture, etc. Receptions and Flagging off Ceremony and people to people interaction events will be held at various places in different states, through which the rally will pass.

The aim of the event is to spread the great values of Mahatma Gandhi throughout its route. The Car Rally will be a ‘Drive for Peace’ while remembering the great son of India in Bangladesh and Myanmar. It will also promote the message of safe driving on roads.

Detailed plan of the Motor Rally.

Day

Date

From /

Departure Time

To /

Arrival Time

Distance in Km. / (Driving time)

Activity

1

04-02-2019 Monday

Rajghat, New Delhi

10.30 am

Ajmer, Rajasthan

7.00 pm

398

7 Hours

Event Flag Off from Rajghat, New Delhi

Night Halt at Ajmer

2

05-02-2019 Tuesday

Ajmer

8.00 am

Ahmedabad

8.00 pm

529 Km

9 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Night halt at Ahmedabad

3

06-02-2019 Wednesday

Ahmedabad

9.00 am

Por Bandar, Gujrat

6.00 pm

394

7 Hours

Morning prayers at Sabarmati Ashram

Ceremonial Flag Off

Visit to Birth place of Gandhiji at Porbandar

Night halt at Porbandar

4

07-02-2019 Thursday

 

 

Porbandar, Gujrat

8.00 am

Ghogha

321 Km

6 Hours

Cross over to Dahej by ferry service and proceed to Bharuch

 

Ferry Service from Ghogha to Dahej

31 Km

1 Hour

Motor cars to be ferried through Ro-Ro service from Ghogha to Dahej reducing distance by about 200 Km.

Dahej

Bharuch

6.00 Pm

53 Km

1 Hour

Night Halt at Bharuch 

5

08-02-2019 Friday

Bharuch

7.00 am

Pune

8.00 pm

391 Km

9 Hours

Enroute visit to Dandi Beach

Night halt at Pune

6

09-02-2019 Saturday

Rest Day at Pune

 

Visit to Yeravda Jail / Aga Khan Palace

Night halt at Pune

7

10-02-2019 Sunday

Pune

6.00 am

 Wardha

8.00 pm

631 Km

12 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Night halt at Wardha

8

11-02-2019 Monday

Wardha

9.00 am

Jabalpur

5.00 pm

353 Km

8 Hours

Visit Sevagram in Wardha

Night halt at Jabalpur

9

12-2-2019 Tuesday

Jabalpur

6.00 am

Lucknow

8.00 pm

531 Km

12 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Night halt at Lucknow

10

13-02-2019 Wednesday

Lucknow

9.00 am

Chauri Chaura

Gorakhpur,

4.00 pm

320 Km

7 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Visit to Chauri Chaura enroute

Night halt at Gorakhpur

11

14-02-2019 Thursday

Gorakhpur

Patna

365 Km

8 Hours

Visit to Champaran enroute

Night halt at Patna

12

15-02-2019 Friday

Patna

9.00 am

Dhanbad

6.00 pm

328 Km

7 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Night halt at Dhanbad

13

16-02-2019 Saturday

Dhanbad

9.00 am

Kolkata

7.00 pm

321 Km

7.30 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Rally to proceed via Shantiniketan

Night halt at Kolkata

14

17-02-2019 Sunday

Kolkata

7.00 am

Dhaka, Bangladesh

9.00 pm

316 Km

11 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Border crossing via Petropole

15

18-02-2019 Monday

Itinerary as suggested by MEA

16

19-02-2019 Tuesday

Dhaka

9.00 am

Agartala

4.00 pm

157 Km

4 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Border crossing

17

20-02-2019 Wednesday

Agartala

9.00 am

Silchar

5.00 pm

286 Km

9 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

18

21-02-2019 Thursday

Silchar

8.00 am

Imphal

6.00 pm

254 Km

9 Hours

Night halt at Imphal

19

22-02-2019 Friday

Imphal

8.00 am

Kalewa, Myanmar

258 Km

7 Hours

Ceremonial Flag Off

Border crossing at Moreh

Night halt at Kalewa, Myanmar

20

23-02-2019 Saturday

Kalewa, Myanmar

8.00 am

Mandalay, Myanmar

6.00 pm

326 Km

8 hours

Night halt at Mandalay

21

24-02-2019 Sunday

Mandalay

8.00 am

Yangon

6.00 pm

625 Km

8 Hours

Night halt at Yangon

22

25-02-2019 Monday

Itinerary as suggested by MEA

23

26-02-2019

Rally participants return back

With inputs from PIB India

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