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Bike Expedition to Khardungla


A motorcycle expedition to Khardungla, the world’s highest motorable road at 18,389 ft, via Leh in Ladakh was launched here on Saturday carrying the message ‘Stop Pollution Go Green’.

The five-member group of Assam Rhinos Motorcycle Club will reach their destination in Jammu and Kashmir on the ninth day from Saturday, the organsiers said.

On their long journey they will also invite people of the towns and cities they cross to visit Assam and experience its natural beauty and tourist attractions of the state, said the expedition members.

After reaching Leh they would travel to Khadungla on their motorcycles and conclude their expedition in Jammu on the 13th day, they said.

On their way, the group will conduct meet mediapersons, road shows and pay sudden visits to educational institutions in, Siliguri, Purnia, Muzaffarpur, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Manali and other towns and cities to create awareness about the beauty of Assam through leaflets and pamphlets.

The expedition is being sponsored by Assam Pollution Control Board.

Dipu Deka, Jyotiprasad Das, Ankur Borthakur, Pranjal Sarma are expedition members who began thri journey from here, while the fifth member Nilotpal Haloi will join in Delhi, the organisers said.