This webinar was hosted on February 27, 2015 and was conducted by Sahana Goswami (Senior Project Associate, EMBARQ India) and the guest speaker will be Mr. Vasanth Rao (General Manager – Finance, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited).
Providing safe access to mass transit stations is a critical urban issue that urgently needs to be resolved in Indian cities. A growing number of Indian cities are building mass transit systems such as metro rail, light rail and BRTS to meet the mobility needs of citizens. Enabling safe access to these transit stations is essential to improve the user experience and ridership numbers.
Mr. Vasanth Rao presented learnings from the Namma Metro experience in Bangalore, while explaining BMRCLs approach to enabling safe access to mass transit.
This was the first webinar from the Safe Access Manual (SAM) webinar series that will run over the next few months, where featured guests and EMBARQ India staff will highlight critical issues discussed in EMBARQ India's latest Manual - The Safe Access Manual: Safe Access to Mass Transit Stations. The manual focuses on key findings on providing safe access and highlights learnings from EMBARQ’s own experience from working with various government agencies in cities such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Hubli-Dharwad.
Safe Access Manual can be accessed here - http://embarqindiahub.org/publications/safe-access-manual-safe-access-mass-transit-stations-indian-cities
To join upcoming webinars, click here - http://embarqindiahub.org/e-learning/webinars