Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group has a knack of sharing and praising innovations taking place in the automotive industry on his Twitter account. This time around, what caught Mr. Mahindra's sight was a modified version of e-rickshaw to isolate passengers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Mahindra head honcho even suggested his automobile wing to consider hiring the person who did the modifications to the e-rickshaw for his innovation and creativity. The video of the modified e-rickshaw is widely shared across various social media platforms.
In the video, we can see a man explaining the whole idea in Bengali language while terming it "Corona innovation". What was impressive in the e-rickshaw was the use of plastic and metal sheets to create a separate seat for every passenger. In the times of social distancing, the modified e-rickshaw allows all four passengers to maintain a safe distance from each other. Even the driver is thoroughly separated from the co-passengers via a metal sheet. Anand Mahindra tagged one of his senior executives in the automotive unit and tweeted, "The capabilities of our people to rapidly innovate & adapt to new circumstances never ceases to amaze me. @rajesh664 we need to get him as an advisor to our R&D & product development teams!”
Not only Mr. Mahindra but also this video was liked by numerous users on Twitter for the innovation involved. Twitterati was delighted to see that Anand Mahindra was considering hiring the person who did all this. This is not the first time that he has spotted and shared innovation on Twitter as we have seen that previously too several times. Meanwhile, these are indeed the toughest times for the entire world and mankind as it is struggling with the Corona virus and lakhs of deaths have been reported across the globe. Several nations have announced a lockdown and all the factories/production facilities have been shut down with manufacturing activities suspended.