Final year students of mechanical engineering at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) have come up with an indigenous compaction vehicle capable of preparing sports tracks, cricket pitches and grassy lawns. A group of eight students, comprising Amit Mishra, Dalbir Singh, Inderpreet Singh, Jatinder Singh, Jatin Behl, Mandeep Singh, Navjot Singh, Vaibhav Kashyap, have conceived, designed and manufactured the special purpose vehicle. This innovative project was undertaken primarily to fulfil the need of the college sports department, where a lot of time and money was spent for maintaining the grounds and lawns.
“Earlier, the cricket pitch rolling was accomplished by moving the hefty rollers manually by half-a-dozen workers, which was very exhausting and slow process. This project is an adequate solution to the problem.“The vehicle has been provided with a 435 cc DFI diesel engine and a multi-speed gearbox with reverse gear provision that reduces the time and effort in compacting process. Besides, the ergonomic design of the seat makes the operation comfortable for longer hours,” said Inderpreet Singh.
“This project was completed under the guidance of Prof Sukhinderpal Singh and Prof Manpreet Singh Sidhu,” said Navjot Singh.
Principal Dr Sehijpal Singh and head of mechanical department Dr Paramjit Singh Bilga lauded the efforts of the project team and said their work will motivate other students to make these types of beneficial projects in future. The principal said Er NS Tiwana, who is the 1959-1963 batch alumnus of GNDEC and some of his batchmates have come up with the funding for this project.
The brain behind Eight students — Amit Mishra, Dalbir Singh, Inderpreet Singh, Jatinder Singh, Jatin Behl, Mandeep Singh, Navjot Singh and Vaibhav Kashyap — conceived, designed and manufactured.