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Odisha Techie Designs 4-Wheeler Vehicle Using Old Bike Engine, Scrap!

Jajpur: But like a crisis inspiring innovation, Madhumukti Maharana, an engineering student from Bhabanipur village under Dharmsala block in Odisha has used predicament for success at a time when Coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down.

Taking advantage of the lockdown, Madhumukti has developed a four-wheeler vehicle that too from used engine and scrap of vehicles. His success story has now become the new talk of the town.

According to sources, Madhumukti developed the vehicle using engine of an old bike and other scrap materials. The designed vehicle, which has a sitting capacity of two, can run at a speed of 30-40 kmph.

Madhumukhi was pursuing his studies in engineering in Bhubaneswar and had to come back home following Covid19 induced lockdowns and shutdowns. Inspired by online games, he developed the vehicle with the help of social media.

“As there was nothing to do during lockdown, I engaged myself in developing the vehicle. Right now, it has a capacity of carrying two persons. I will be working further to increase its seating capacity and make a hood over it so that it can be used during rainy season.” Said Madhumukti.

Expressing happiness over her son’s success, Madhumukti’s mother said, “He always likes to develop things. He utilised the lockdown to develop the vehicle.”

“When Madhumukti started developing the vehicle, we took him casually. Later, when he came up with the vehicle, we were very happy to see it,” Nihar Maharana, a local said.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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