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201227 Jul

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Thomas Chacko driving down from Khardung La

 

Thomas Chacko, a Kochi-based, 63-year old motoring buff, successfully completed his dream expedition of covering all the capitals of the country’s states and union territories, while driving a Tata Nano. It is to be noted that Chacko’s Nano-driven pan-Indian journey began on May 3, 2012 from Mumbai which ended on July 21, thus covering a total of 26,500 kilometres in more than three and half months. In the process, Chacko touched upon in excess of 100 towns and cities in India.

 

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Driving on Thimpu Road in Bhutan

 

As part of the journey, Chacko visited the extreme points of the country’s different directions, such as - Tawang in the East, Kanyakumari in the South, Dwarka in the West, Kargil in the North and Ladhak while touching upon both Khardung La, which at 18380 ft, is the highest motorable road in the world and Tanglang La, the second highest motorable road in the world. His route also included Nagpur, the geographical centre of India. Apart from the domestic destinations, neighbouring mountainous country of Bhutan was also covered by Chacko and his Nano.

 

Mr  Chacko at Zoji La (On the way to Kargil)

Chacko at Zoji La (On the way to Kargil)

 

On concluding his journey, Thomas Chacko said, “I chose the Tata Nano for this journey because it is the car that has put India on the world motoring map. It also has very good ground clearance and climbs well. The journey was not a joyride but an expedition to explore the country and know the people. The 78-day all India drive has tested the Nano across the some of the most rugged terrains of the country and through all kinds of weather. The car emerged successful in this test of endurance…The Nano is a dream project. It is every person’s aspiration to own a car and the Nano fulfils this dream. In a way, this small wonder has fulfilled my dream to explore India…This journey has indeed been an achievement and a book is very much on the cards. It would perhaps be named Mano et Nano: India to its farthest reaches”.

 

Chacko's Tata Nano at Kanyakumari

 

Chacko’s 78-day long journey once again proved that although being a small budget car and despite being tagged as the ideal car for India’s middle class families, Tata Nano can sit pretty well in the midst of sturdiest and user-friendly cars in India. Numerous successes in car rallies and expeditions have proved its reliability and mettle. The fact that Nano owners have been embarking upon long expeditions on their cars on their own underlines its high-degree of acceptance among its customers. Tata Motors will continue to encourage such individual-level expeditions as it will enable the owners to further understand and experience the car while strengthening their association with their possessions.

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Thomas Chacko Completes His Pan-India Expedition in a Tata Nano

Thomas Chacko, a Kochi-based, 63-year old motoring buff, successfully completed his dream expedition of covering all the capitals of the country’s states and union territories, while driving a Tata Nano. Covering a total of 26,500 kilometres in more than three and half months.

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