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New CNG bike cuts fuel cost, conserves Nature

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Ranga Reddy: In what could be a major boost to save environment, students of Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus (GNITC), Ibrahimpatnam, have come up with a new eco-friendly bike ‘CNG Booster’ which runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The four-member team comprising J Santosh Kumar, Srikanth M, B Manasa Reddy and G Navaneetha, students of mechanical department of GNITC, have developed the bike as part of their final project. CNG Booster runs both on CNG and petrol.

The students have modified Bajaj KB 100 bike with the CNG kit comprising a four-kg tank, vaporiser, handmade valve, connection pipes and T-Joint.
“We have attached CNG kit to the bike. Our bike is eco-friendly, high on pickup and requires minimal maintenance. We expected 40 kmph but after successful trials, it gave amazing 70 kmph,” says Srikanth M.
“Engine was slightly modified along with the spark plug. The bike could give 70kmph with Bajaj KB 100 bike, if the same can be incorporated with bikes like Splendor, Yahama and others, the mileage can be enhanced to 100-120kmph,” Santosh shares.
A user can directly start the bike using CNG as fuel, unlike CNG cars where the car starts with petrol and later switches to CNG.
When asked how the idea cropped in, the team says, “As physically challenged people face problems while commuting, we wanted to make a car for them. We communicated the idea to our mentor B Bodhisree, he asked us to work on something that might be useful for youngsters like us. That’s how CNG Booster was developed.”
The bike was developed in three months with Rs 50,000. “If the same kit is incorporated on Splendor, the cost of the bike would go up to Rs 75,000. Our mentor encouraged us during the project. Though we couldn’t submit our weekly report to our mentor, he never asked as he knew that we would definitely make it. We are planning to further modify and make it to only CNG bike,” shares J Santosh Kumar.
When asked whether they would commercialise their idea, they say, “We will share our idea with only Indian companies."
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