The police Commissioner of Siliguri Chiling S Lepcha on Saturday ceremoniously flagged off the 5th edition of Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive is now India’s only international TSD (Time, Speed & Distance) rally. A smart police band playing of the bugle and beating of drums and uncountable motorsports enthusiasts cheering on the cars are starting from the City Centre.
The city police chief said “I’m thrilled to do the honours and hoped the rally would fulfill its objectives of popularising motor sports in this part of the country, promoting tourism in the region and fostering people-to-people contacts among the citizens of India, Nepal and Bhutan.”
She also said that the rally will would still untapped tourism potential of this region and while motorsports fosters good spirit and a sense of discipline and camaraderie.
“Himalayan Drive 5 would also go a long way in enhancing ties between India, Nepal and Bhutan through better people-to-people contacts,” she added.
Total 47 participants in this year from across country are participating in the rally in the five day. The rally will covers near about 1250 kilometres. Early morning on Sunday they reached the Dooars before crossing the international bordered and get into the Bhutan.