Jyothi cycles to prove ‘Indian roads are safe for women’; reaches Dimapur

Jyothi cycles to prove ‘Indian roads are safe for women’; reaches Dimapur
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Dimapur, September 11: Cyclist and an avid mountaineer Jyothi Rongala who is cycling across the country solo, unsupported and absolutely cashless to set a Guinness World Record as well as to give the message that Indian roads are safe for women reached Dimapur on Wednesday.
Interacting with Nagaland Page here at DC Court Junction, Dimapur, Jyothi said that she wants to set a new world record by traveling 30,000 kilometers. If she is able to do it, she’d far exceed the present record of traveling 18,999 km held by an Australian.
Sharing her experience, Jyothi said that the message that she wants to convey is a practical one and the few hardships she faced during her journey are related to weather and sometimes lack of food and shelter as she is dependent on the kindness of others for those.
She mentioned that she started her journey in January 2017, but after traveling for 9,000 km, she suffered an injury and had to take a break for one and a half year and it was in January 2019 that she resumed her tour. She plans to travel across all the states and union territories in India and till now covered 19 states.
She said that she tries to take roads that are not in the cities and keep an open mind towards different cultures and traditions and expects the journey to continue for seven more months.
The only amenities that she carries with her are her toolkit, tent, sleeping bag, first aid kit, and mobile accessories. She would be traveling to Golaghat on Thursday and later travel to different parts of Nagaland like Tuli, Mokokchung, Kohima, Pfutsero etc.
Rongala is a Mountaineering instructor by profession under Ministry of Defense and holds high passion in taking up adventurous works.
(Page News Service)