Covering 2,500km through the spine of the state along the Trans-Arunachal Highway—a mega project completed in 2020—the Trans-Arunachal Drive 2021 was kicked off on Wednesday by Chief Minister Pema Khandu. The drive, intended to spread awareness about the multifaceted state and promote tourism, will span close to two weeks and is managed by Motorsports Club of Arunachal Pradesh.
The road trip, which commenced from the state’s east, in Namsai district, will snake through the state’s belly and conclude in Tawang, the westernmost district.
Flagging off the drive, Khandu, who is known to have ridden 122km from Yingkiong to Pasighat to promote tourism in the state in 2019, said, “We’re glad to commence the Trans-Arunachal Drive, an initiative to bring the tourism industry back on its feet after the unprecedented 2020 and invite tourists to a Covid-free Arunachal Pradesh.”
The much awaited #TransArunachalDrive2021 flagged off today from #Namsai! The 12-day drive along the #TransArunachalHighway from Namsai to #Tawang will pass through diverse cultural landscape. This event will portray Arunachal as a major driving destination and of tourism. pic.twitter…