Four Indian Women To Set Off On A Driving Expedition From Coimbatore To London — Here’s Why

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Four Indian women have decided to brave the odds and drive their car all the way to London, from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Their goal — to celebrate India's 70th Independence Day.

Four Indian Women To Set Off On A Driving Expedition From Coimbatore To London — Here’s Why

The expedition, named XPD 2470 will start in Coimbatore on March 26, 2017 and will reach London in 70 days. The drive will also aim to raise awareness on women's empowerment and Rotary's literacy year.

Four Indian Women To Set Off On A Driving Expedition From Coimbatore To London — Here’s Why

The journey will span 24,000km, crossing 24 countries including China, Myanmar, Russia, and Poland. The four women will cover 500km per day, and would require nine different visas to reach London.

Four Indian Women To Set Off On A Driving Expedition From Coimbatore To London — Here’s Why

Meenakshi Arvind, the team leader who proposed the plan said: "I've been thinking of this for around two years. Last year, I drove to Thailand and now we are on this through Facebook".

Four Indian Women To Set Off On A Driving Expedition From Coimbatore To London — Here’s Why

While travelling across India, the team of all-women drivers plan to honour women achievers, including Kiran Bedi, the Governor of Pondicherry, and Olympian Mary Kom. The team of women drivers are planning to meet Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Four Indian Women To Set Off On A Driving Expedition From Coimbatore To London — Here’s Why

The entire journey would cost around Rs 60 lakh, and the women are getting ready to take a crash course about vehicle maintenance. Stay tuned as we will bring you more updates about the journey.

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