GUWAHATI, April 7: The department of tourism, government of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday kick started Trans Arunachal Drive (TAD) 2021. The drive spans 2500 km and is being held from April 7 to 18. Notably, the road excursion will offer a chance to experience Arunachal Pradesh, in the most unique way possible. The trip was flagged off by chief minister Pema Khandu in the presence of deputy chief minister Chowna Mein, Lok Sabha MP Tapir Gao, tourism minister Nakap Nalo, advisor tourism Laisam Simai among others.
Managed by Motorsports Club of Arunachal, the trip is being sponsored and supported by Mahindra Adventure with specially prepared adventure vehicles along with JK Tyre and Industries Ltd.
Commenting on the occasion, the chief minister said, “We are glad to commence the Trans Arunachal Drive – an initiative to bring the tourism industry back to its foot after the unprecedented 2020 and invite tourists to a Covid free Arunachal Pradesh. We hope to provide a memorable experience to the members as they discover the boundless cultural steams in a giant patch of unexplored green on the country’s map. The entire state is a perfect ground for adventure sports and has emerged as the favourite driving destination of the Northeast region of India. With travellers joining us from different states of the country, we have ensured strict measures to guarantee a healthy and safe stay.”
Notably, the Trans-Arunachal Highway, also called NH13, is a two-lane highway project extending from Tawang in the western part of the state to Kanubari in the east covering 1559 km. The highway will connect the district headquarters and other important places and help greatly in reducing the isolation of the people of the state.