He used up his meager savings to make the vehicle, which he plans to use to ferry his daughter to and from school once the restrictions are lifted.
“I didn’t want her to take the school bus as it would be crowded,” said Saha, who works in a TV repair shop.
His new bike runs on battery power and has a top speed of 40 kilometers per hour (25 mph).
It takes three hours to charge the battery, which allows the bike to travel 80 kilometers (50 miles), Saha said.
“The cost of charging it once comes to about 10 rupees (13 cents),” he added.
The mechanic has already tried out his invention on the streets, leaving onlookers stunned at the design and drawing praise from Biplab Kumar Deb, Tripura’s chief minister.
“Necessity is the mother of invention! I congratulate Partha Saha… for making a unique motorcycle to create awareness during COVID-19 pandemic,” Deb tweeted.