Polytechnic students invent bicycle that moves on water

Polytechnic students Tamil Kumaran and Guna seen with their invention, a bicycle that moves on water.

Two students from Kaveripuram village situated on the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu border, near Male Mahadeshwara Hill, have developed a bicycle that can move on water.

Kaveripuram, which is near Palar village, is under the limits of Tamil Nadu. Tamil Kumaran and Guna are polytechnic students. With this cycle, one can pedal across the river.

Speaking to DH, the duo said, the cycle can be assembled using a simple technology at a cost of Rs 3,000. The cycle can be assembled in just three hours. PVC pipes, iron rods, cycle pedals, chain and other small items are required for the cycle, said Tamil Kumaran who added that since it needs no fuel, it is eco-friendly too.

“At times, we are forced to wait for hours to cross the river in a coracle. In an effort to find an alternative, we developed the cycle that runs on water. This can be used at times of emergencies and also as a recreational activity during holidays,” he said.

The government should identify their achievement and encourage them, opined Gopal, a resident of the village.

Tamil Kumaran’s father said, “We have a small workshop in the village, but still struggle to meet ends. I am happy with my son’s achievement..”

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