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Launch: Safe Access Manual Volume 1 - Safe Access to Mass Transit Stations in Indian Cities

The Safe Access Manual Volume 1: Safe Access to Mass Transit Stations in Indian Cities is a compilation showcasing the emerging work around safe and secure access to mass transit in India. This volume has been developed using a wide range of Indian and global case studies. It recommends a participatory process towards integrating the planning, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of station areas, with a priority given to non-motorised transport safety and infrastructure, security for women commuters, and universal accessibility.

The manual outlines a role for mass transit agencies and municipal corporations as nodal agencies, and underscores the need for coordination between local, state, and line agencies.

Event Schedule

9:30 am: Registration

10:00 am: Lighting the Lamp

10:10 am: Introducing the Safe Access Manual

10:15 am: Panel Discussion

'Challenges Faced by Mass Transit Systems, and the Role of the Government in Providing Safe Access'

The session will be moderated by Ms. Manjula V. (IAS), Commissioner, Directorate of Urban Land Transport, who will pose a series of questions to the panelists. The discussion will centre around the various methods and mechanisms that can be used to encourage participation, create frameworks for financing projects, and the use of evaluation metrics while providing accessibility to mass transit stations in Indian cities.

The Panelists will Include:

  • Mr. Laxmi Narayana (IAS), Commissioner, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike

  • Mr. Vasanth Rao, GM, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited

  • Mr. Chowdegowda, Town Planner Member, Bangalore Development Authority

  • Ms. Latha Murthy, HSR Ward Corporator

  • Ms. Meera K., Co-founder, Citizen Matters

  • Mr. Madhav Pai, Director, EMBARQ India

11:00 am: Publication Launch

11:10 am: Tea and Interactive Activities

12:40 pm: Closing Remarks

Learn more about the role of urban design in creating safe, accessible transport systems in the Safe Access Manual here.

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