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Panel Discussion on Accessible Urban Transport

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Accessible urban transport is critical for equal participation of all citizens, especially for people with disabilities.

CBM India will be holding a panel discussion during the Urban Mobility India Conference 2015 being organised by the Institute of Urban Transport (India) under the aegis of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India in New Delhi on 25th November. We are bringing together the disability activists, experts and government officials for creating a constructive dialogue for accessible urban transport for all.

What the Panel Discussion about

CBM India will be holding a panel discussion during the Urban Mobility India Conference 2015 in New Delhi on 25th November, 2015 drawing participants from disability sector, academia and government to discuss challenges and opportunities for creating urban transport that is accessible. Though discussion will be largely centered on the rights of people with disabilities, the panel discussion will also take a broader view of the policy and planning framework. The panel will deliberate on critical questions or gaps that make mobility for people with disabilities and non-disabled citizens an overwhelming challenge.

When and Where:

Time: 11:30 am – 1300 pm

Venue: Hall No 4, Manekshaw Centre, Near Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

Why:

An accessible transportation system acts as a pathway for economic and social participation for all citizens. The ongoing urban revolution and need for a matching public transport system present a huge challenge and opportunity. Lack of access and barriers to urban transport impacts marginalized sections that include not just people with disabilities but also people with reduced mobility, children and elderly. Access and mobility are important for stepping out of poverty and ensure participation of people with disabilities in economic, social and political processes. 

The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995, under the Sections 44, 45 and 46, provides for non-discrimination in participation, non-discrimination in access to roads and built environment. The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched this year the Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan), as a nation-wide campaign for achieving universal access. The campaign targets three separate verticals for achieving universal accessibility, namely the ‘built environment, transportation ecosystem and information & communication ecosystem’.

About the Conference:

The Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo is an annual event with the overarching theme which runs across all aspects of urban mobility and is organised by the Institute of Urban Transport (India) under the aegis of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. UMI is mandated by the National Urban Transport Policy of the Government of India, 2006 (NUTP). The objective of UMI is to bring together urban transport professionals and officials in the country as well as international experts.

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