CONVEYER BELT SYSTEM
More About Conveyor Belt System
The problem faced by thousands of students:
In the heart of Tirunelveli city where National Highways (NH 7) passes east-west there are two big Schools one on the north side and another on the south side. In these two schools, put together 3500 boys and girls are studying . During peak hours when students had to cross the road, many times severe traffic congestion and accidents had occurred in previous days. To avoid this, the Government had constructed a “walk over bridge” in this place. But most of the students avoid using this bridge and start crossing the road despite the risks. Why?. The over bridge is 30 feet high and consists of more than 100 foot –steps. We know each students has to carry a lot of books and notes in a big bag besides lunch bag!. Naturally, with this over load the students find it difficult to go up and come down this over bridge. As a result, the purpose of construction of this over bridge – to stop students crossing roads and avoid traffic congestion during peak hours is defeated.
The student innovator as an onlooker of this incident:
The innovator of this device Masha studied VI standard at St. Ignatious Convent at Tirunelveli during that time. At that time of opening of this Walk over bridge I visited there. When going to her school en route to this site she used to see the problem of the students. She always thought of a solution to this problem whenever she crossed this site. To shoot this problem and enable the students to make use of the over bridge, she took this problem as a subject of a science project for participating a science exhibition..
How does it Work?
According to my project, a mini
sub-way has to be constructed (very close to the walk over bridge)
across and beneath of the road at the dimension of just 2 feet wide and
2 feet deep. ‘A conveyor belt system’ should be fitted in this mini
underground tunnel. Two bicycles, one on each side of the conveyor
belt system have to be connected in such a way that when the cycle is
pedaled the conveyor belt moves. The students, unloading their heavy
bags in the conveyor belts, will be happy to freely walk over the over-
bridge and reach the other side of the road where their bags will be
ready, conveyed by the belt. Thus, in the morning the students can
easily walk over the over bridge and collect their heavy bags at the
school gate. Likewise in the evening after school is over, the boys and
girls can again easily cross over the bridge and collect their luggage
at their other end and go home. The students can be utilized for this
service – for pedaling the conveyor belt system on a turn basis instead
of using motor for this conveyor belt system. Thus team spirit and
helping tendency of the students can be motivated. With help of this
system we can make enable the students to make use of the walk over
bridge constructed at the cost of several lakhs rupees for the purpose
of students safety and also avoid traffic congestion in front of both
the schools in the National Highway during peak hours.