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AHMEDABAD, India ( Jan 11) – Floods in his village in Bihar prompted Mohammed Saidullah to create a bicycle that works both on land and water. The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) has now honoured him with an award for it. The President, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, presented Mr. Saidullah a cash prize of Rs. […]

AHMEDABAD, India ( Jan 11) – Floods in his village in Bihar prompted Mohammed Saidullah to create a bicycle that works both on land and water. The National Innovation Foundation (NIF) has now honoured him with an award for it. The President, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, presented Mr. Saidullah a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh (€1700).

The vehicle is a conventional bicycle with four rectangular floats attached to the wheel on four sides. Fan blades are attached in radial fashion to the spokes of the rear wheel. When the cyclist pedals in water, the blades attached to the rear wheel rotate and force water backwards, pushing the bicycle forward. — (The Hindu)

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