After the huge success of their Ganga Sagar Island to Darjeeling expedition on cycle, trekking freaks Partha Mukherjee and Supratim Majumdar and another friend Manash Kanti Ghosh, have hit the road once again this year with yet another motto and a tough goal ahead. The trio are out on another cycle expedition that took off on Saturday, March 16th from Howrah Station bus stand and will end at Coxbazar in Bangladesh. This time the trio will complete 754 kilometres in 17 days and hope to complete their trip on 28th March, 2019. The adventurous trio are not on a pleasure trip, but are also aiming to spread a message for the environment. “Our message this time is for a plastic free environment and we hope to spread this message to as many people as possible on our way,” said Partha Mukherjee, a resident of Howrah and working with an NGO.
The route taken by the trio starts from Howrah Station Bus stand to Bally, Dakshineswar, Dunlop, Belgharia, Birati, Bongaon, Dhaka, Chittagong and finally Coxbazar. But why did they choose this route? “Our other motto was to spread the message of friendship that exists between India and Bangladesh,” said Partha.
Kolkata Wire wishes the team Best of Luck on their Expedition and will keep updating their progress on this page.
Partha Mukherjee and his team have already covered 257 kms in three days. The team crossed the border at Benapole on Day 2 of their trip and reached Jessore by afternoon. They began cycling again from 7.45am on Day 3 and ended the day at Faridpur. The trio have been received well by locals at Bangladesh. “People of Bangladesh gave us a warm welcome and we are speaking to to them on the way. We were even felicitated by the authorities at Syed Sirajuddin Hussain College in Khajurah,” said Partha.