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Subash Bose Park at Ernakulam is a place where a lot of people come to spend their time relaxing from the busy schedules of life. An access audit of Subash Bose Park was conducted in which the access audit team came out with a report on the present situations of the buildings, observations, suggestions. The major things to alter or build are given at the end of the report.

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Access Audit Report on Subash Bose Park, Ernakulam Access Audit Report on Subash Bose Park, Ernakulam Document Transcript

  • Access Audit Report on Subash Bose Park, Ernakulam By Sona Jose Centre for Public Policy Research Door No 28/3656, 1 st floor, Soonoro Church road Elamkulam, Kochi, Kerala, India- 682020 Ph: +91 484 6469177 E mail: project@cppr.in August 2009 © Copyrights reserved
  • www.cppr.in 2 Content 1 Abstract 3 2 Report on the Renovation Work Proposed with intent 4 Of a barrier free environment 3 Rough cost Estimate 8
  • www.cppr.in 3 Abstract Every individual including person with disability has an equal right to have access to everywhere with dignity and independence. It should be regarded as a fundamental right of all citizens. The existing situations of the buildings, roads are either full of obstacles or impossible to use by the people with physical problems, aged people, pregnant woman etc. It hinders these people the right of movement. Subash Bose Park at Ernakulam is a place where a lot of people come to spend their time relaxing from the busy schedules of life. An access audit of Subash Bose Park was conducted in which the access audit team came out with a report on the present situations of the buildings, observations, suggestions. The major things to alter or build are given at the end of the report. The Access Audit Report is prepared by Ms.Sona Jose in association with Centre for Public Policy Research. Ms Sona Jose, a person with cerebral palsy. The Project, TABASE is an idea formulated by Ms Sona Jose. The team consists of a group of people with similar outlook, who work together to achieve a barrier free environment. We express our sincere gratitude to Ms. Sona Jose for her committed work. We are grateful to Kumar Groups, Kochi for the support extended by them in the preparation of the cost estimates. We are also thankful to the MSW students, 2008-10 batch of Rajagiri College of Social Science, Kalamassery for all the support extended by them.
  • www.cppr.in 4 Report on the Renovation Work Proposed with intent of a barrier free environment. 1. Observations: The curb walls are a hindrance for the wheel chair to enter into the lawns (Ref: Fig 1) Suggestions: The curb walls to the lawns will have to be demolished at 24 points for the easy access of wheel chair to the lawns. 2. Observations: No openings or entry points for the lawn area. (Ref: Fig 1) Suggestions: 24 entry points to the lawn area at a width of 2m wide is to be made. 3. Observations: No handicapped requirements for the existing toilet. (Ref: Fig 2) Suggestions: A new toilet block for physically handicapped will have to be designed separately. Fig: 1 Fig: 2
  • www.cppr.in 5 4. Observations: There are no ramps provided to the curved benches at the sea side at the eastern side. The entry point is with 3m wide and 15cm depth on both sides. Benches are with 5.50m length and 15cm depth on both sides. (Ref: Fig 3) Suggestions: Ramps with hand railings and head rest to enter the benches will have to be provided. 5. Observations: All the walk ways are with surface level differences without any paving which will effect the smooth movement of the wheelchair. (Ref: Fig 4) Suggestions: Paving tiles (Eurocon/ Ultratile or equivalent) in all the walk ways is to be provided. Fig: 3 Fig: 4 Fig: 5
  • www.cppr.in 6 5. Observations: There is a tarred road near the existing toilet block and the eastern side of the park. It will be hindrance for the easy movement of the wheel chair. (Ref: Fig 5 and Fig 6) Suggestions: All existing tarred roads inside the park can be paved with paving tiles (Eurocon/ Ultratile or equivalent). 6. Observations: There is circular rubble paving at two junctions which creates a level difference than the normal walk ways. It can effect the easy movement of the wheel chair. (Ref: Fig 7) Fig: 6 Fig: 7
  • www.cppr.in 7 Suggestions: The paving can be dismantled and the same level of the walk way can be maintained by using same paving tiles (Eurocon/ Ultratile or equivalent) Inner 2m radius circle can be maintained as such Outer 2m radius circular rubble. (Ref: Fig 8) Observations:  There is very less number of benches inside the park. Suggestions: At least 50 benches could be provided. Fig 8
  • www.cppr.in 8 ROUGH COST ESTIMATE SL NO. DETAILS OF WORKS AMOUNT 1 Paving 57,57,758.50 2 Dismantling paving tiles 1,81,224.00 3 Ramp development (15CM HT) 65,386.20 4 Ramp development MENT (30CM HT) 30,696.60 5 Bench 4,00,000.00 6 Miscellaneous (5%) 3,217,53.27 GRAND TOTAL 67,56,818.57 SAY Rs - 67.56 LAKHS Note: Toilet works have not been included.