#ABetterHebbal Challenge: Citizens pitch ideas for improving public transport around Hebbal

Google Earth image of Hebbal traffic choke point.

#ABetterHebbal Challenge was launched in consultation with BMRCL and DULT as a part of CiFoS’ umbrella for high impact, long-term city wide campaign called #ABetterBangalorean.

Hebbal, a fast developing suburb was identified for the pilot. With an exponential rate of development in residential, work and transit density, Hebbal is seeing one of the worst traffic congestions. A new Metro line is being provisioned and being an axis for the North-South & East-West it attracts huge bus traffic as well.

#ABetterHebbal Challenge invited citizens to bring about ideas for public transport adoption around the Hebbal rooted in strong belief that involving public in design thinking will not only get some out of the box ideas but also help build a momentum for adoption.

They have received 109 registrations from different sectors (company, individual, NGO and institution). Out of 109, they have received 37 design submissions. All 37 have been evaluated and shortlisted to 10. These 10 teams will pitch their ideas on August 31st. Designs of all the 37 submissions will be exhibited on the pitch day because all of them deserve to be seen for the ideas and hard work put in.

Dignitaries present at the event will include Ajay Seth – ACS MD Metro, Anil Kumar BH – ACS Commissioner BBMP, Manjula V – ACS DPAR, Ponnuraj – Comm. DULT, DV Prasad – MD BMTC, Bhaskar Rao – Comm. Police, Ravichander, Ashwin Mahesh, and others.

Event details:

Date: Saturday 31st August 2019

Time: 3PM to 7PM

Venue: Diamond Jubilee Auditorium, Mount Carmel College, Vasanthnagar


11:00 Exhibition Commences

14:00 Registration

15:00 Introduction to the challenge

15:15-16:30 Challenge Pitch- Round 1

16:30-17:00 High tea

17:00-17:45 Challenge Pitch Round 2

17:45-18:30 Panel Discussion

18:30-19:00 Awards and Vote of Thanks

More on #ABetterHebbal at tiny.cc/cifos. Contact Subbaiah TS +91 98451 07901 or Sathya Sankaran +91 98804 48853.

[This article is based on a press release from Citizens For Sustainability, and has been republished with minimal edits.]

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