Racers may cover bigger route in Cholistan desert Jeep rally 2017


Multan—Car racers aspiring to join the 12th Cholistan desert Jeep rally scheduled for February 2017, may need to cover a much longer route than the previous one involving area of three districts and the one-day race would then need two days to conclude with racers to enjoy a night stay in between.
It was a 205-kilometre long race last year, however, organizers have recently proposed that this year it should be 450 kilometres long route involving area of three districts including Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan and Bahawalnagar, officials of Tourism Development Corporation Punjab (TDCP) told APP.
The proposal was finalized in a meeting held under the aegis of Bahawalpur district administration few days ago and was attended by officials of TDCP, district administration, Houbara Foundation, and Cholistan Development Authority.
The pattern of the race would remain the same as it would begin from historical Derawar fort and conclude at the same point.
The racers would have to pass through areas including Islam Garh fort, Khair Garh fort, Nawan fort, Deen Garh fort, Mauj Garh fort and other areas before it concludes at the starting point, officials said, adding proceedings of the meeting have been sent to high ups at Lahore for final approval. Organizers would start arrangements once the proposal is approved.—APP