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Father builds ‘social distancing’ motorcycle to pick daughter up from school04:49

Father builds ‘social distancing’ motorcycle to pick daughter up from school

India, Agartala, Tripura
August 11, 2020 at 15:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

Father and mechanic Partha Saha from Agartala in Tripura has built a 'social distancing' motorcycle to be able to pick up his eight-year-old daughter from school while spreading the message about keeping safe during the COVID pandemic, as seen on Monday.

His bike has a top speed of 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph) using a 750-Watt DC motor, attached to a 48-volt battery. The motorcycle takes up to three hours to fully charge and runs 80 km on one single charge. The distance between the driver and passenger is over one metre, allowing for social distancing. Saha reportedly doesn't wish for his daughter to travel to school by bus where physical distancing is likely to be an issue.

“The reason why I designed this motorcycle is due to COVID-19. Because of the virus, everyone needs to keep social distancing and so I thought of making this motorcycle to maintain social distancing,” said Partha Saha

The 39-year-old has a YouTube channel named ‘Technical Partha’, which has over 300,000 subscribers and millions of viewers, where his 'COVID-19 bike’ is getting a lot of positive responses. Saha says he “made this bike only for spreading the social distancing message.”

"I am getting a lot of positive comments and many people are asking when I will start to market the bike, but I am not going to market this bike. Because theses type of bikes are not for marketing and are designed mainly to spread the awareness of COVID-19," he said.

Father builds ‘social distancing’ motorcycle to pick daughter up from school04:49
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Father and mechanic Partha Saha from Agartala in Tripura has built a 'social distancing' motorcycle to be able to pick up his eight-year-old daughter from school while spreading the message about keeping safe during the COVID pandemic, as seen on Monday.

His bike has a top speed of 40 kilometres per hour (25 mph) using a 750-Watt DC motor, attached to a 48-volt battery. The motorcycle takes up to three hours to fully charge and runs 80 km on one single charge. The distance between the driver and passenger is over one metre, allowing for social distancing. Saha reportedly doesn't wish for his daughter to travel to school by bus where physical distancing is likely to be an issue.

“The reason why I designed this motorcycle is due to COVID-19. Because of the virus, everyone needs to keep social distancing and so I thought of making this motorcycle to maintain social distancing,” said Partha Saha

The 39-year-old has a YouTube channel named ‘Technical Partha’, which has over 300,000 subscribers and millions of viewers, where his 'COVID-19 bike’ is getting a lot of positive responses. Saha says he “made this bike only for spreading the social distancing message.”

"I am getting a lot of positive comments and many people are asking when I will start to market the bike, but I am not going to market this bike. Because theses type of bikes are not for marketing and are designed mainly to spread the awareness of COVID-19," he said.

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