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New Delhi: To improve the connectivity by road in South East Asian region and to sensitize the stakeholders of India, Myanmar and Thailand Motor Vehicle Agreement regarding potential benefits of such a regulatory regime, a Friendship Motor Car Rally from Delhi to Bangkok is being organized from November 13 to December 3, 2016.
The Rally will be flagged off by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers Mansukh Lal Mandaviya from India Gate lawns in New Delhi on November13, 2016. Chalit Manityakul, Ambassador of Thailand to India, and other dignitaries will also attend the flagging-off ceremony.
The rally caravan will cover a distance of 5,722 km along the IMT Trilateral Highway with about 80 participants from all the three countries in 20 Indian made vehicles on a journey from Delhi to Bangkok over 19 days. Ceremonial flag off will also be held in other cities and state capitals en route like Sarnath, Bodhgaya, Patna, Siliguri, Guwahati, Shillong, Kohima and Imphal and in cities in Myanmar and Thailand, according to a PIB release.
The rally that will conclude at Bangkok on December 2, 2016, will further cement cultural and economic ties among the three nations and highlight the potential benefits of connectivity and integration in the region and in keeping with India’s focus on its close neighborhood.