Bangalore Has A Travelling Bus Stop That is Collapsible And Mobile. Here’s All About It

by Shreya Rathod
Bangalore Has A Travelling Bus Stop That is Collapsible And Mobile. Here’s All About It

Bangalore has achieved the first portable and collapsible bus stop. With its first collapsible and transportable bus stop, Alli Serona, a women’s collective, is attempting to close this mobility gap and show how the transportation requirements of the unorganised sector may be satisfied. Here’s all about the travelling bus stop in Bangalore.

Bangalore Has A Travelling Bus Stop That Is Collapsible!

A mobile installation project is now contributing to the push in Bangalore to boost the city’s public transit system. On Thursday, a conceptual bus stop was presented in Hosanagar to draw attention to the mobility requirements of women working in the city’s unorganised sector.

This life-size installation was created by more than 200 women who are tailors, housewives, vegetable vendors, and small business owners. They live in nine different localities, and the bus stop nearest to them is 3 to 5 kilometres away.

The structure is known as Alli Serona Bus Stop. It is a project of Alli Serona, a social impact group in Bangalore made up of artists, artists’ associations, and women who labour in the unorganised sector.

As per a Deccan Herald report, a member of the group stressed that the work is not an example of what a perfect bus stop should look like. In fact, it appears like a cottage from a distance. Instead, it serves as a forum to spark conversations concerning the city’s underprivileged areas’ transportation requirements, democratic governance, and climate change mitigation.

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It May Be A Life-Changing Initiative For Women

The group believes that access to high-quality bus stops may change lives. These women can search farther out for careers for themselves as well as colleges and schools for their children. The majority of these women currently hitchhike, bike, or walk to work. Either the bus stops are difficult for them to access or they are in bad condition. She argues that some are put off by worries about safety.

In addition, three of the four locations selected for the installation are close to abandoned bus stops. The installation resembles a gallery that you can explore. A faux ticket desk, a few chairs, and a stand with copies of a newsletter printed in both English and Kannada will all be there.

Additionally, there are video panels showing Alli Serona’s interactions with these women. These include the community-building events they planned at the Marathahalli Slum Board Quarters and their success in recruiting the ladies to help them audit the neighbourhood bus stops.

Women from the neighbourhood will be there to engage with guests. Additionally, students will provide a postcard on which they have listed four new bus routes that might be beneficial to their communities. These feeder bus routes include Baiyyappanahalli-Banaswadi, KR Puram-Medehalli, Byrasandra-Wilson Garden, and Whitefield-ITPL.

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The Alli Serona team has provided BMTC and BBMP with this wishlist for their consideration.

Cover Image Courtesy: BengaluruMoving/ X

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