Students of mechanical engineering department from Anjuman College of Engineering have developed a modular delta tricycle and a solar and wind assisted tricycle as a part of their final year projects.
"Our delta trike is at present a bit long and too wide at the back. We will make it more compact. Fabricating this vehicle has cost has us Rs27,000 but if mass produced, it can be made Rs 7-8,000. It is an ideal tricycle for the youngsters for both recreational riding as well as for fitness," said Deepak Kumar Singh, a member of Anjuman college team.
The students' guide R N Dehankar said this was for the first time a tricycle had been made with a steering instead of a handle and a seat with a back and bottom rest keeping ergonomics in mind. Steering makes the maneouvring very easy and comfortable for the rider.
Kadbe pointed out that the steering can be adjusted as per height and comfort of the rider. Gilbile said since the rider's seat had two vertical springs attached the vibrations in the vehicle do not affect driver's body.
Anjuman students thanked principal Sajid Anwar, department head Akash Landge, mechanical engineering professor M N Nasim, workshop superintendent, R Paliwal for their support.