To improve the connectivity of road in South East Asian region and to sensitize the stakeholders of India, Myanmar and Thailand Motor Vehicle Agreement.
To spread awareness about such an agreement a Friendship Motor Car Rally from Delhi to Bangkok is scheduled from November 13 to December 3, 2016.
The Friendship Rally will be green flagged by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical Fertilizers Mansukh Lal Mandaviya from India Lawns in New Delhi on 13 November 2016.
The rally crews will cover a total distance of 5,722kms along the IMT Trilateral Highway. Around 80 participants from three countries will embark this journey in 20 Indian made vehicles from Delhi to Bangkok.
The rally will reach its climax on 2 December 2016 at Bangkok. This rally will further cement the economic relationship between the three nations.
This Friendship Rally will highlight the benefits of connectivity and integration in the region and keeping India's focus on its close borders.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India have taken major steps towards negotiating a Trilateral Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) among the three nations to regulate free movement of passengers and cargo vehicles among these three countries.