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History TV18 brings Indian version of 'Ice Road Truckers' starring Mandira Bedi

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MUMBAI: History TV18 is all set to bring the India edition of Ice Road Truckers. In this Indian chapter titled India?s Deadliest Roads (IRT), the show features Mandira Bedi, Sangram Singh and Varun Sharma, and is slated to go on air 21 October. The trio will travel through the countries deadliest roads across the rugged mountains and valleys of Himalayas.

?I?m sure it?s exciting news for all our viewers that local content & characters are being featured in formats of global repute. The show best epitomizes what the channel stands for: excellent production values, edge of the seat entertainment with innovative never seen before formats,? said History TV18 VP and head marketing Sangeetha Aiyer.

During harsh winters, remote villages and work camps at the highest army stations of India?s Himalayan states are cut off from the world. To keep them supplied with essential commodities and also bring to fore connectivity issues, our hosts will drive trucks across 1500kms, at a height of 18,380 feet at sub- zero temperatures, for around two weeks.

The journey begins from Manali in Himachal Pradesh and goes up to Turtuk in Ladakh through some of the highest motorable passes in the Himalayan ranges. The show captures the dangerous and life-threatening conditions that truckers have to face while scaling these heights.

?We have associated with HistoryTV18, as we found the concept of the show very challenging and fascinating. It is the perfect format to visually showcase how Bharat Benz trucks are tailor-made for our customers? needs. They are robust, reliable and the ideal vehicles to handle all kinds of road and weather conditions as well as the toughest of terrains,? added Daimler India Commercial Vehicles product management and network vice president domestic sales Sominder Singh. The trucks used for the shows were vehicles by Bharat Benz.

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