Car Rally to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – India,Bangladesh,Myanmar in the route

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Car Rally to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Rally to also mark the launch of National Road Safety week

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways will organise a Motor 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 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. It 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.

Route plan of the Motor Rally

Itinerary of the Motor Rally

DayDateFrom /Departure TimeTo /Arrival TimeDistance in Km. / (Driving time)Activity
104-02-2019 MondayRajghat, New Delhi10.30 amAjmer, Rajasthan7.00 pm3987 HoursEvent Flag Off from Rajghat, New DelhiNight Halt at Ajmer
205-02-2019 TuesdayAjmer8.00 amAhmedabad8.00 pm529 Km9 HoursCeremonial Flag OffNight halt at Ahmedabad
306-02-2019 WednesdayAhmedabad9.00 amPor Bandar, Gujrat6.00 pm3947 HoursMorning prayers at Sabarmati AshramCeremonial Flag OffVisit to Birth place of Gandhiji at PorbandarNight halt at Porbandar
407-02-2019 Thursday  Porbandar, Gujrat8.00 amGhogha321 Km6 HoursCross over to Dahej by ferry service and proceed to Bharuch
 Ferry Service from Ghogha to Dahej31 Km1 HourMotor cars to be ferried through Ro-Ro service from Ghogha to Dahej reducing distance by about 200 Km.
DahejBharuch6.00 Pm53 Km1 HourNight Halt at Bharuch 
508-02-2019 FridayBharuch7.00 amPune8.00 pm391 Km9 HoursEnroute visit to Dandi BeachNight halt at Pune
609-02-2019 SaturdayRest Day at Pune Visit to Yeravda Jail / Aga Khan PalaceNight halt at Pune
710-02-2019 SundayPune6.00 am Wardha8.00 pm631 Km12 HoursCeremonial Flag OffNight halt at Wardha
811-02-2019 MondayWardha9.00 amJabalpur5.00 pm353 Km8 HoursVisit Sevagram in WardhaNight halt at Jabalpur
912-2-2019 TuesdayJabalpur6.00 amLucknow8.00 pm531 Km12 HoursCeremonial Flag OffNight halt at Lucknow
1013-02-2019 WednesdayLucknow9.00 amChauri ChauraGorakhpur,4.00 pm320 Km7 HoursCeremonial Flag OffVisit to Chauri Chaura enrouteNight halt at Gorakhpur
1114-02-2019 ThursdayGorakhpurPatna365 Km8 HoursVisit to Champaran enrouteNight halt at Patna
1215-02-2019 FridayPatna9.00 amDhanbad6.00 pm328 Km7 HoursCeremonial Flag OffNight halt at Dhanbad
1316-02-2019 SaturdayDhanbad9.00 amKolkata7.00 pm321 Km7.30 HoursCeremonial Flag OffRally to proceed via ShantiniketanNight halt at Kolkata
1417-02-2019 SundayKolkata7.00 amDhaka, Bangladesh9.00 pm316 Km11 HoursCeremonial Flag OffBorder crossing via Petropole
1518-02-2019 MondayItinerary as suggested by MEA 
1619-02-2019 TuesdayDhaka9.00 amAgartala4.00 pm157 Km4 HoursCeremonial Flag OffBorder crossing
1720-02-2019 WednesdayAgartala9.00 amSilchar5.00 pm286 Km9 HoursCeremonial Flag Off
1821-02-2019 ThursdaySilchar8.00 amImphal6.00 pm254 Km9 HoursNight halt at Imphal
1922-02-2019 FridayImphal8.00 amKalewa, Myanmar258 Km7 HoursCeremonial Flag OffBorder crossing at MorehNight halt at Kalewa, Myanmar
2023-02-2019 SaturdayKalewa, Myanmar8.00 amMandalay, Myanmar6.00 pm326 Km8 hoursNight halt at Mandalay
2124-02-2019 SundayMandalay8.00 amYangon6.00 pm625 Km8 HoursNight halt at Yangon
2225-02-2019 MondayItinerary as suggested by MEA 
2326-02-2019Rally participants return back