As Coronavirus is spreading through India and affecting more people, India has gone under complete lockdown. Till 14th of April, the whole country will be under a complete lockdown until further notice. However, there are still many who venture out unnecessarily and the cops are finding it difficult to ensure that everyone stays inside their homes. Well, the cops and the authorities are trying to spread awareness on coronavirus and asking people to stay inside their homes. In Hyderabad, a person named K. Sudhakar Yadav has made new coronavirus shaped car to spread awareness in his neighbourhood.
VIDEO: India’s ‘corona car’ aims to accelerate awareness about the pandemic.
A man in Hyderabad has manufactured a single-seater vehicle that’s shaped like a #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/aIWEl2nmnh
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Sudhakar, who is known for making quirky cars and display them in the museum called Sudha Cars, made the Coronavirus car to make people aware of the novel virus and make them understand how severe and dangerous the problem can become if people do not stay inside their homes.
Talking to IANS, Sudhakar said that car was made to encourage people to stay inside homes. It is to give a clear message to the people to not come out and stay safe during this period.
The Coronavirus car has been made out of a flexible fibre-plastic. It is a single-seater vehicle and powered by a motorcycle engine. Sudhakar did not reveal the name of the motorcycle from which he took out the engine but he said that it is a 100cc engine. He further revealed that it took him 10 days to build the car from scratch. It can do a top speed of 40 km/h.
After attracting a lot of people to watch his car, Sudhakar said that he plans to donate this vehicle to the Hyderabad Police to help them increase the awareness around coronavirus and make people understand how not following the lockdown rules will only spread the virus. It is not known when will he donate the vehicle to the cops but it is expected to happen soon.
Sudhakar has been building cars for a long time now. He also holds a Guinness World Record for designing World’s largest tricycle. He says that they design cars to give it back to society in their own way. There are cars in his museum that belong to various occasions and causes. Sudhakar has also engineered a cage shaped car in the past that spreads the awareness about caging animals and birds. He has also a car in his museum that spreads awareness about smoking and another one about AIDS. He even made a helmet shaped car to spread awareness about road safety. He uses junk automobile parts and makes them in his garage without much of a help. All his cars are parked at a museum near Nehru Zoological Park.