Sunday - March 29, 2009: Lavasa Corporation Ltd organized its first women’s car rally, titled ‘Lavasa Women’s Drive’ from MMRDA grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex and end at Lavasa’s town hall.
Lavasa is free India’s first and largest hill city being developed by HCC (Hindustan Construction Company), and is coming up on 25,000 acres of land in the midst of the majestic Sahyadri mountains, an hour’s drive from Pune.
Lavasa Women’s Drive is a joint initiative with Bombay Times to raise awareness and aid for women’s cancer. The funds raised would be donated towards the Women’s Cancer Initiative of Tata Memorial Hospital, a non-governmental, non-profit organization aimed at creating awareness about cancer that affects women.
The rally covers a stretch of approximately 225 km of picturesque landscape and greenery all the way to Lavasa.
There will be 15 checkpoints en-route. On completion, all participants will be served refreshments before they wind their way back to Mumbai.
My self VU2JPN alongwith VU2LNZ Girish and 2SWL's Vishal Satarkar & Anuradha Patil were at location TC4. At this point 217 vehicles checked-in. Each team comprised of a driver, a navigator and two supporters.