In their endeavor to encourage and attract eco-friendly tourism in the summer capital, engineering students of Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh have developed a solar boat for cruise in Dal Lake.
The boat was launched during a function at Nehru Park here. On the occasion, deputy commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah was the chief guest.
12 Students of B.Tech 1st year including Danish Shafi from Khrew, Bilal Ahmad Shah from Khrew, Umer Farooq from Shopian, Muskaan Qadir from Ganderbal along with other team members have developed the two-seater boat with the load carrying capacity of 150 Kgs. The boat is made up of Deodhar frame and plywood body with front steering system.
Dr. Anshu Kataria, chairman, Aryans Group appreciated students and faculty members who worked on this project for over a month. Kataria said that the idea behind this project is to minimize human fatigue and make effective usage of renewable energy resources.
The boat is driven by a battery and solar panel. It has been installed on top of the boat. The boat is driven by a DC motor. In his address DC Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed appreciated the students and staff. “Aryans always motivate its students for the innovations and work on live projects which could bring a revolution in them and the society,” he said.