Location : Pune
Profession : Business
Blood Group : O+ve
Achievement : NA
Being a biker, Devjeet always loves to ride more. In 2008, he was riding his Hero Karizma from Pune to Lonavala with bikeguru Dilip Bam. There is a small patch where railway tracks are quite near the highway. While he was riding a train crossed and he just increased the speed of the bike to ride parallel with the train. At that time he learned the concept “Race against train”.
Devjeet planned well and decided to do a race with Aravali Express Train that runs from Bandra terminal to Jaipur Railway station. He chose this train because he was familiar with the Mumbai to Jaipur route because he had already ridden on this route. For his safety, he took full-face helmet, riding jacket, knee guards, gloves and shoes.
On 26 April 2008, the race started from Bandra Terminus Railway station in Mumbai. The train Aravali Express which leaves Bandra railway station at 21:00 hrs (9.pm) at night was scheduled to reach Jaipur railway station (Rajasthan) at 18:45 hrs (6:45 pm) evening the next day, having a total running time of 21 hours and 45 minutes. As the train pulled out of Bandra railway station, Devjeet started his bike Hero Karizma and rode north on the Western Express Highway (NH-8). People who know Mumbai would know the traffic density on NH- 8 at that hour. There are many junctions, traffic signals, traffic hazards, and physical dangers (of accident) for bike and rider, especially for a rider who is riding at night on the public road to create a record. At traffic signals, he had to stop at the red light and there is time lost. The train (as we all know) has no such restrictions and / or dangers. His team was following him in a car a Chevrolet Tavera but he was far ahead of the car and could not be seen from the car. He rode non-stop through the night; and the team followed him in a car,
He reached Jaipur railway station a little after 18:15 hrs (6:15pm). It was not yet dark.
The Aravali Express train had not yet arrived. Devjeet’s friends and media were already there and waiting for him. This was his first ever long-distance non-stop ride. He is really thankful to his team who helped and supported him.