New Delhi: Our current story comes from the capital dictating the newest endeavour put forth by students of IIT Delhi. The Students Council of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi has come up with a cycle-sharing strategy to resolve the transport issue that has lingered over months. They had congregated bicycles that had been recklessly used by past generations' alumni and had also simulated a software for the same.
Being a general secretary of Students Affair Council (SAC) and last year engineering student, Shivali Goyal summed up 'We usually walk' when asked for the conveyance facility in the campus. According to her, some students manage to arrange for a bicycle to roam around the campus that is stretched 300acres wide. While others take shelter in the availability of buses that hops in. The matter was presented in SAC meeting held in September 2015 and was waved a green signal.
From the deputy director of operations, Sushil, we learned 'We received the proposal and finalized the budget almost a month ago. But the point is that the whole functioning of project compelled only by students. Similar pioneering technique runs in full swing at IISC, Bangalore where students use conventional method of registering entries in a log book'.
In our process, there is no need for registers or event entries. A bright graduate, Harsh Parikh had already technologically advanced software for the similar circumstance. A 5 member group is meticulously operational on this venture since September. Goyal adds 'The hardware-software incorporation work is on the verge of culmination'.
Goyal speaks further 'In this project, on which every eye is set on, we recollected around 50 bikes that were left behind by the former graduates at several in-campus hostels and decided to park them at 5 substantial docking stations. Out of 5, 3 shall be positioned near 11 boy's hostels, 1 in the vicinity of two girl's hostels and the last one near the administrative and academic blocks. A cutting edge RFID technology mapped unique ID cards should be allotted to the students willing to release a bike. After the accomplishment of their chores, he/she shall return the issued bike to any nearest 5 docking station'.
Discussions are still going on for the laying of charges for late submission of the vehicle beyond the stipulated time of 30 minutes or so. Security is one of the'hot-potato' issues on the desk of the participated committee. Sushil adds that IIT-Delhi is already planning to mount CCTV cameras at significant spots in the campus in which those 5 parking spots shall be able to cherish the privilege to be under vigilance. Set of 100 cameras around the shrewd campus shall eliminate the issues of any possible threat of burglary. 'A unique colour-coding system should be practiced and the security guards shall be intimated about zero tolerance for permitting the bicycle outside the campus.