Accessible Transportation Projects

Accessibility of Indian Railways

Accessibility of Indian Railways
Accessibility of Indian Railways

Samarthyam is working on Accessible Railway Coaches with toilets and transit/ boarding device with Research Design Standards Organization (RDSO), Rail Coach Factory (RCF) and Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Ministry of Railways, Government of India.  Continue Reading

Access Audits of Delhi Metro Infrastructure

Space to park wheelchairs inside Delhi Metro Trains
Space to park wheelchairs inside Delhi Metro Trains

Samarthyam continues to be associated with DMRC since 2004 to make the system user-friendly and help ensure that all stations of Delhi Metro to have Universal Design features.

Delhi Metro system is being replicated in other parts of the country and Samarthyam is advisor to all the Metro Rail Corporation projects in India. Continue Reading

Accessibility of Buses and Bus Shelter

Promotion of user-friendly Public Transport Systems (Bus & Bus Shelters) in Delhi- Implementation Strategies
Promotion of user-friendly Public Transport Systems (Bus & Bus Shelters) in Delhi- Implementation Strategies

Samarthyam’s advocacy and sustained implementation strategies have resulted in universal accessibility in public transport infrastructure. Samarthyam provides universal design elements to make the buses and bus shelters accessible for people with disabilities, elderly, children and women. Our collaboration with State and Central (federal) Governments, State Transport Authorities, service providers, and public transit agencies have paved the way for implementation of accessible bus shelters and low floor buses in the country.

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Inclusive Design in Bus Rapid Transit System

Folding ramp to enable wheelchair users board the bus
Folding ramp to enable wheelchair users board the bus

Samarthyam provides planning, design and implementation of BRT systems to emphasize the need for platform-bus interface for level boarding; BQS with ramps, tactile paving, Braille route and information signage. Samarthyam’s collaboration with BRT designers and service providers have resulted in state of art accessible and safe pedestrian infrastructure; and bus stations BRTS.

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First National Conference on Accessible Transportation- “Mobility for All”

First Conference on Accessible Transportation Mobility for All, 2006
First Conference on Accessible Transportation
Mobility for All, 2006

In academic collaboration with Transportation Research & Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, 17-19 March 2006. The very purpose of this Conference was to bring the Government, service providers, stake holders and user groups on one platform and Draft Implementation Policies and Guidelines on “National Policy on Accessible Transportation” addressing the concerns of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and senior citizens. This National Conference was the first endeavor of its kind in the country, supported by Union Tourism Ministry, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India and the Corporate Sector. Continue Reading