Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
With increasing population, cars are also increasing on city roads. The increased numbers of cars is creating another issue of parking space which is more critical when going out for shopping or some other work in a congested part of the city. The concept of vertical parking is to utilise a hydraulic/electric elevator with a trolley to lift the cars and place them in a rack or casette type vertical parking lots and also retrieve them through a mechanism provided in the elevator. The car wheels will be clamped to the trolley prior to the lifting. These vertical lots shall be fabricated by steel members. This elevator shall utilise highly precise limit switches to stop at a predefined parking lot. Every parking lot shall be provided with a trolley locking mechanism to avoid slipping of trolley in case of earthquakes etc.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This kind of vertical parking lots can be installed along the roads also where there is no space for a big parking space. Installation of such kind vertical parking in a congested road / area of the city will solve the issue of parking space thus making roads wider and good looking.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
1. Designing of such kind of structural fabricated vertical parking lot. 2. Collaboration with different agencies for providing different parts of such design viz structural fabricated members, installation services, limit switches, highly precise elevator, locking mechanism with trolleys etc. 3. Finding a location to install this design where parking space is an issue. 4. Taking land on lease from local government or private party 5. Installation of vertical parking 6. Commissioning
I'm a mechanical engineer from a reputed government institute. My age is 33 years. Having experience of approx 12 years in a government consultancy organisation, I always strive for environment friendly solutions to some existing social problem to make our society a better living place