Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Friendship Motor Car Rally was flagged off from Silchar, Assam.
The international rally aims at highlighting connectivity in the sub-region and seamless movements of vehicles across the borders in the 4 nations through implementation of BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA).
- The Car Rally has been jointly organised by the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Kalinga Motor Sports Club (Odisha) in partnership with the counterpart clubs of the neighbouring countries.
- The 19-days rally will culminate at Kolkata (West Bengal) on December 2, 2015 next after covering the capitals of Indian states and neighbouring countries.
- The rally will cover total 4,500 km distance across three countries- India, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Nepal is skipped due to political tension in some areas of the country.
- It will cover Jharkhand (Ranchi), Bihar (Patna), Sikkim (Gangtok), Bhutan (Timphu), Assam (Dispur), Meghalaya (Shillong), Tripura (Agartala) and Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh.
Once implemented, BBIN Motor Vehicles Agreement would lead to economic integration of the region and help to improve bilateral relations between 4 neighbouring countries.