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Innovation for the common man by the common man
Date :: 30th August 2018 , Guwahati

Don Bosco University's new innovation of the transportation of LPG cylinders
Don Bosco University's new innovation of the transportation of LPG cylinders



As Mother Teresa once said “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” To live up to this quote the students and Faculty in Assam Don Bosco University are coming up with more innovations which are used in daily life by the common people in our society.

The motto of the students and faculty is that it is not for its commercial sales but to bring it out to the downtrodden people in the society, like water purifier using nano technology, solar food dryer and tea leaf harvesting machine. One such innovation which stands out and will have a great use to common man is a cheap vehicle for transporting LPG cylinders.

Zakir Khan, a daily wager from Khanapara says, “It is hard for me to carry cylinders in a bi-cycle and deliver them door to door as it is too tiring and unsafe. But I have no other choice; this is my only source of income for my family of four. My wife is scared everyday till I come back home safely.”

Similarly, Daniel Teron who is running a small gas agency in Sonapur says, “safe delivery of LPG cylinders to rural villages has always been a burden for us. The public wants me to deliver the gas cylinders right at their door step, but I cannot take my huge truck to deliver in those rural areas where there are no proper roads. I wish there is an easier and safer solution for this,” he wonders!

But this is no longer going to be a problem to the commoners. Dr. Vikramjit Kakati from Assam Don Bosco University has guided and innovated a transportation solution to overcome this challenge. He says, “In this project we are putting forward a suitable economical product which can overcome the day-to-day problems the people are facing related to the transportation of LPG cylinders. The objective behind the improvement is to build a safe, sustainable and adaptive vehicle for a better way of transporting LPG cylinders.”

Students guided by Dr. Vikramjit Kakati and Dr. Sidharth Borkataky has followed requirements of transportation of dangerous goods regulations by The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India (New Delhi), Many on-hand sketches and number of concepts were generated in addition to CAD modelling using CATIA V5R29 are developed keeping in mind the difficulties found during the survey.

Contact Details:
Jaikishan S.G
Assistant Professor
Department of Mass Communication
Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati
Email: jaikishan4jk(AT)yahoo(DOT)com


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