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Friendship car rally flagged off

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Nov 13 - As part of the Central Government�s Act East policy, Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya today flagged off the India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway Friendship Motor Car Rally.

The objective of the rally is to improve connectivity by road in the southeast Asian region and to sensitise the stakeholders of the India, Myanmar and Thailand Motor Vehicle Agreement aimed at connecting India with ASEAN region. The 3,200-km-long trilateral highway, which will soon become operational, will have all-weather road connecting New Delhi and Bangkok.

The rally was flagged off from the India Gate lawns here. Ambassador of Thailand Chalit Manityakul was also present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, Mandaviya said the rally will also play an important role in developing the economic, transport and cultural relations among the three countries, besides giving a boost to the Central Government�s Act East policy. A commemorative stamp on the IMT Rally, 2016 was also released on the occasion.

The rally caravan will cover a distance of 5,722 km along the IMT Trilateral Highway with about 80 participants from 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 Bagan and Yangon in Myanmar and Bangkok in Thailand.

The rally that will conclude in Bangkok on December 2, will further cement cultural and economic ties among the three nations and highlight the potential benefits of connectivity and integration in the region.

It may be mentioned here that a trial run of passenger vehicles on the IMT Trilateral Highway up to Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, was carried out during November 9-14, 2015 in which Indian vehicles travelled to Myanmar on the Imphal-Mandalay-Bagan-Naypyidaw route and back, with Myanmar vehicles joining the Indian vehicles on the return journey.

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Friendship car rally flagged off

NEW DELHI, Nov 13 - As part of the Central Government�s Act East policy, Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers, Mansukh Lal Mandaviya today flagged off the India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway Friendship Motor Car Rally.

The objective of the rally is to improve connectivity by road in the southeast Asian region and to sensitise the stakeholders of the India, Myanmar and Thailand Motor Vehicle Agreement aimed at connecting India with ASEAN region. The 3,200-km-long trilateral highway, which will soon become operational, will have all-weather road connecting New Delhi and Bangkok.

The rally was flagged off from the India Gate lawns here. Ambassador of Thailand Chalit Manityakul was also present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, Mandaviya said the rally will also play an important role in developing the economic, transport and cultural relations among the three countries, besides giving a boost to the Central Government�s Act East policy. A commemorative stamp on the IMT Rally, 2016 was also released on the occasion.

The rally caravan will cover a distance of 5,722 km along the IMT Trilateral Highway with about 80 participants from 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 Bagan and Yangon in Myanmar and Bangkok in Thailand.

The rally that will conclude in Bangkok on December 2, will further cement cultural and economic ties among the three nations and highlight the potential benefits of connectivity and integration in the region.

It may be mentioned here that a trial run of passenger vehicles on the IMT Trilateral Highway up to Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, was carried out during November 9-14, 2015 in which Indian vehicles travelled to Myanmar on the Imphal-Mandalay-Bagan-Naypyidaw route and back, with Myanmar vehicles joining the Indian vehicles on the return journey.