A man from Delhi made it to the Guinness Book Of World Record after travelling 61,445 Km around the country in 86 days. He covered the distance on public transport between September 11 and December 5 in 2021. The man, Sumit Gupta is a resident of Sarai Rohilla area in New Delhi. He holds the world record for travelling by scheduled public transport in a single country. During this incredible journey of 86 days, Sumit slept in trains and buses.
Sumit Started From Delhi To Create This World Record
Sumit, last year took this incredible journey from Jammu in the North to Kanyakumari in the South and Porbandar in the West to new Tinsukia in the East, travelling a total of 4 times whole of India. Sumit said that he made use of the tranport that connects India – railways and roadways network. He told GWR, ‘ I knew that few states of India like Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu et al have very good State Roadways buses network. So, I planned my Bus travel mainly in these states.’
Sumit began planning this extensive journey a year before the he finally went for it.
Travelling In My Genes: Sumit
As he created the world record, Sumit from Delhi believes that he has travelling in his genes. He says GWR, ‘My maternal grandfather Late. Mr. Ram C Gupta worked as an Accounts Officer in Indian Railways. I believe that the travelling genes of him were passed onto my mother which later passed onto me which made me passionate about travelling in railways as well as buses.’ Sumit surely had to comply by a lot of guidelines in order to create this historical record. According to GWR’s guidelines, premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Tejas and charter or private operators buses were not allowed to be used by the traveller. Sumit had to used government run services only during the entire journey.
Clearly, Sumit had a lot to adhere to for making it to the Guinness Book Of World Record.
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