10th standard student makes speedboat using Rs 75,000 in Kuttanad
Kuttanad: Mankombu native Ranju, a tenth standard student, has made a speedboat under a budget of Rs 75,000. The speedboat can carry 8 people at a time.
Kuttanad is known for its abundant water bodies. Travelling may often prove to be a bit of hustle without boats in places like Kuttanad. Bikes and cars do not make the cut sometimes. The people in Pulinkunnu, Kavalam and Kainakary localities require the help of boats to travel to hospitals.
The speedboats cost above Rs 2 lakhs and are unaffordable for many. Many have died due to the delay in getting to hospitals due to lack of proper water transport. Ranju, son of Ratheesh and Manju, said the helplessness of the people in his locality is what propelled him to design the speedboat.