Climate Solutions Road Tour flagged off at Chennai, India, January 2, 2009. All over India, traveled to more than 15 cities where a group of 10 members of the Indian Youth Climate Network and a solar-powered band, “Solar Punch,” are traveling 3500 kilometers in solar plug-in electric cars, solar punch buggy, and alternative-fueled trucks. The road tour is one of the first initiatives towards sharing solutions in clean technology showcases, empowering youth in leadership training programs, and using art, dance and music by Solar Punch and other local musicians and artists to communicate the message.
The objective of the tour has been defined as “To document a trail across the nation of climate solutions and empower youth along the route to create, communicate and celebrate their own solutions.”
The road tour, which began in Chennai on January 2, 2009, has covered 15 major cities, including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur, through to Delhi, covering more than 3,500 kilometers (2,200 mi) on solar-powered vehicles and electric cars REVA. The tour ended on 5 February 2009 at Delhi.