Fri|5 Dec|2.30 PM| DISCRIMINATING BUSES: Bus Mobility in Bengaluru
Bengaluru Bus Prayaanikara Vedike invites you to
- DISCRIMINATING BUSES
- challenges faced by senior citizens and persons with disabilities in using the bus
5th Dec 2014, Friday, 2.30 PM – 4.30PM
at Vishranthi Nilayam, Opp. The Hindu, Infantry Road, Bengaluru
Janasnehi Bussigaagi is a bus festival organized by Bengaluru Bus Prayaanikara Vedike (BBPV), as part of its efforts to reach out to public and build conversations around the bus and the city. The Vedike reached out to persons with disabilities and senior citizens of Bengaluru, who are a neglected group of bus users in the city.
Discussions were held with persons with disabilities and senior citizens to understand their experiences and the issues they face while travelling in buses in the city. At ‘Discriminating Buses’, some key concerns will be presented and a few selected persons with disabilities and senior citizens will share their experiences and interact with the officials from BMTC and relevant government departments and the general public.
2.30 – 2.35: Introduction to BBPV
2.35 – 2.45: Introduction to the meeting and presentation of key concerns
2.45 – 3.15: Persons with disabilities, senior citizens speak about their experiences and issues
3.15 – 3.45: A panel of officials and human rights experts respond to the issues*
3.45 – 4.15: Open discussion
* Representatives from BMTC Management and Union, Directorate of Welfare of Disabled & Senior Citizens, Office of the State Commissioner for the Persons with Disabilities and independent human rights activists are expected to participate in the panel.
We invite you to participate in this event, listen to persons with disabilities, senior citizens and share your inputs and suggestions too. Please circulate this widely and invite more people to participate. Any persons with disabilities, senior citizens who wish to raise any concerns around the bus system are welcome to participate.
Bangalore Bus Prayaanikara Vedike
Phone: 9880595032, 9972903460, 9483950202