BBPV I Oct 17 Oct | Sat | 10am – Round Table – Towards a People Friendly Bus System for Bangalore

Bengaluru Bus Prayanikara Vedike
Invites you to
Round Table Conference – Towards a People Friendly Bus System
Saturday | 17 October | 10am – 1pm
Vishranti Nilayam, Off Infantry Road (opp. The Hindu Office)

  • Release of Bengaluru Bus Commuters’ Manifesto
  • Release of Bussayana – a crowd-sourced collection of stories and poems by bus commuters
  • Panel Discussion –  Towards a People Friendly Bus System for Bangalore

The conference aims to discuss the means to build a reliable, affordable and comfortable bus system in Bangalore, which is a fundamental right in itself and enables all sections of people to realise their right to work, education and a meaningful social life and leisure. Additionally, BBPV believes that encouraging public transport will attract vehicle users to the bus, thus reducing the overall traffic on the road.The BBPV has been working on the rights of bus commuters for almost two years now. We felt it was important to bring out a manifesto of bus commuters, highlighting the needs of all bus commuters.The Round Table will comprise of representatives of the government, academia and civil society, who will respond to the Bus Commuters’ Manifesto

Panelists expected at the round table, responding to the manifesto are –

Ms. V. Manjula, Comissioner, Directorate of Urban Land Transport, GoK

Ms. Ekroop Caur, M.D, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation

Mr. Somashekhar, Chief Engineer , Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike

Mr. Nagaraju S, General Secretary, KSRTC Staff and Workers Federation

Dr. Ashish Verma, Asst. Professor, Centre for Infrastructure,Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning , Indian Institute of Science

Ms. Bhargavi S Rao, Environment Support Group
Representative from the Bangalore Traffic Police

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Sudhira H.S, Director, Gubbi Labs.

Mr.Ramalinga Reddy, Minister for Transport, GoK and District-in-Charge Minister, Bangalore Urban is also expected to attend and preside over the conference.

Entry is free. All are welcome.

For more information, please mail – or call 9686757053, 9449399729