Odisha Personalities News -Durga Charan Mishra Created another Record on Car Driving as “World Record – Longest journey by car in a single country ” #Odisha #Puri
Durga Charan Mishra is a retired officer from ASRTU under the Ministry of Transport, Govt of India, New Delhi, at present settled down at Puri , Odisha.
They have received several record as National Record, Limca Book of Record and World Record on motor cycle , He Durga Charan Mishra along with my wife Smt. Jotshna Mishra decided to take a challenge and create a New World Record in the category –“Longest Journey by Car in a Single Country” . They have completed all the formalities required by the World Records for officially attempt. They chose our Maruti Wagno R (OR-13-H-3388) for greatest trip of their life.
The Journey was started on 23 February,2014 at 8.15 am from Puri, Odisha and covered almost all part of the India as guide line given by the Guinness World Records. From Puri we proceeded towards Balangir, Ranchi- Guwahati- Nagaland- Gorakhpur- Allahabad- Nagpur- Hyderabad- Madurai-Kanyakumari- Bangalore- Pune- Aurangabad- Mumbai- Ahmedabad- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Jhansi- Jaipur- Amritsar- Delhi- Varanasi. The vehicle GPS Track system was fitted on our car and a logbook which asked us to get an entry at several Police stations on our way every day.
They reached Puri, Orissa on 1st April, 2014 at 12.45 pm after a long drive of 18,458 km (11,469 miles) and successfully achieved the new World Record. We broke the existing World Record of 15,793 km (9,813.3 miles) which was by Gennadij Paramonov (Russia), and Rainer Zietlow (Germany).
They are really proud to be the first couple with my age at 62, his wife’s age at 53 who drive for longest Journey by car for Guinness World Record with him single drive .
The surreal experience like heavy rain, different temperature, climatic change, different type of roads including roadblocks and breakdowns. We have preserved the memories in the form of visual and videos.