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Indian Inventor Arrives in Britain on Solar-Powered Tuk-Tuk After 6,200-Mile Journey


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Naveen Rabelli, 35, who set off from India in February, reached Dover town in England five days later than expected because his passport and wallet were stolen in France.

After obtaining an emergency passport and crossing the Channel from Calais, Rabelli said of his epic journey was fantastic until he got to Paris, where some of his belongings were stolen and two battery packs died.

“The highlights have been the way people have helped me out along the way and supported me. People love the tuk-tuk, particularly in Iran and many other countries. They come forward and take selfies. And the moment I tell them it doesn’t require petrol, their minds are blown,” The Guardian quoted Rabelli as saying.

Rabelli, who was born in India and became an Australian citizen while working as an automotive engineer there, hopes to end his journey at Buckingham Palace.While posing for pictures beside his tuk-tuk, he said he had his vehicle properly checked by British border officials “because he had been travelling for seven months and had an emergency passport”.

Source: Solar-powered tuk-tuk in Britain after road trip from India – News


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