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‘Smart inventions’ by Odia youths to prevent road mishaps & check pollution

Sundergarh: At a time when concerns are being expressed over rising road mishaps and casualties in Odisha, a youth from Sundergarh district has come up with an innovative idea to curb road accidents while another youth from Cuttack has developed a ‘folding scooter’ for clean environment.

Sanjay Nayak of Sahajbahal area in Sundergarh district is a teacher by profession. After three years of handwork and lot of research, Nayak has invented a ‘smart helmet’.

The ‘smart helmet’ has three types of sensors which ensure that the two-wheeler will start only if the rider has worn a helmet. Besides, the accident sensor in the helmet will send SMS to 16 persons in case the driver meets any accident.


Sanjay has developed the smart helmet at a cost of Rs 4,200.

“Many people are driving motorcycles without helmets which is the main reason behind the maximum number of casualties in road mishaps. And in order to check the deaths due to accidents, I have developed the smart helmet,” said Sanjay.

Sundergarh Mobile Veterinary Officer (MVO), Ramdas Tudu said, “Similar helmets were also invented by many people but Sanjay’s smart helmet has alcohol sensor and GPS tracking system. If this helmet is used by the bikers, this will definitely decrease the number of two-wheeler accidents.”

Another youth from Cuttack, Santosh Kumar Dalai has also become the talk of the town for inventing battery-powered scooter named ‘Folding Scooter’.


The device weighs around 15 kg and can be taken anywhere with ease. The scooter completely runs on power fueled by batteries. The folding scooter can cover a distance of 18-20 kilometres after it is charged for two hours, reports said.

An employee at Odisha State Maritime Museum in Cuttack, Santosh has created the ‘Folding Scooter’ by assembling some parts of motorbike, cycle and trolley rickshaw.

“I was thinking to create some handy device which I can carry while travelling in bus. The vehicle can be folded and I am trying to develop it so that it can run without charge by adding turbine technology,” said Santosh.

“He has done a remarkable job. We believe that Santosh will do wonders if but if he gets any monetary assistance from sponsors and State government,” said Caretaker of Odisha State Maritime Museum, Amarjit Sen.

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