Bhadrak: Subham Soubhagya Agasti, a Class-V student along with his elder brother Jagabandhu Agasti, has brought about an innovation in bicycle segment. This hybrid bicycle can run for 60 km in one-litre petrol.
Their innovation, a hybrid variant of bicycle, has been drawing curious crowds to their house every day.
Subham Soubhagya Agasti, a student of Royal Public School, is a native of Kamargaon under Basudevpur block in Bhadrak district. Subham loved to play with machines and automated toys since childhood. He used to buy these toys and tamper with them.
It was when traffic laws were strictly enforced in Odisha a few months back that the idea of making petrol-run bicycle struck him. Driving licence, pollution under control certificate and insurance are not mandatory for such bicycles, he said while speaking to a regional media.
He shared his idea with his elder brother Jagabandhu Agasti, who is a BTech (Electrical Engineer). The brothers then relentlessly searched on internet about various mechanisms and spare parts that would make their idea workable and bought some devices and spare parts to fit to a bicycle.
The racing bicycle is equipped with an 80 CC engine, a silencer, a fuel tank, clutches and accelerator. The total cost of the machines and spare parts used in the hybrid bicycle is Rs 20,000. And the fuel tank can hold two litres of petrol. They took two months to make the hybrid bicycle ready for run.