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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Jamnagar in Limca Book of Records

Jamnagar in Limca Book of Records

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Hats Off to Kamlesh Unadkat & Vinay Gera,

Last year it was bike, this time its car

16,000 km in 20 days ,spreading the message of Visit Gujarat, it took them 19 days to cover 16000 KM long border area ( 19 days , 19 hours and 12 minutes to be precise), they sat the goal for 20 Days but finished early.

Jamnagar's Kamlesh Unadkat and Jaipur's Vinay Gera did it again 

prior to this fame, this duo pocketed credit of North-South expedition in 7 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes, that was a complete kashmir to kanya-kumari (Leh To Kanyakumari ) yatra, on a Hero Honda Karizma covering a distance of 4,249 km.

This time it was "Let's Go", a Maruti Alto car from Jamnagar on 27th May, tour ended back in Jamnagar, the motive was to mark the state's 'Tourism Year' by setting a record and bringing attention of world towards Gujarat.

They drove an avarage of 1000 KM a day and 20 hours a day,

Kamlesh, a 32 year old Computer teacher at private school in Jamnagar sayd that 'During our journey, we took the first halt after eight days of constant driving, during which we passed through six states. Our average speed was 110 km per hour'

Gera explained the biggest challenge at the hillly areas, 19,000 feet at Assam, Uttranchal, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. he is an IT officer from a bank in Jaipur.

They dis this in order to promote Gujarat Tourism. their car had the banner "Visit Gujarat".


cost came as 1 Lakh (50% was fuel cost), Essar Oil and Bank Of baroda (BOB) contributed 40 % each , rest was bore by this duo.

 

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