Hosur Sarjapur Road (HSR) Neighbourhood Improvement Plan

Working together with the common goal to improve quality of life through sustainable mobility solutions

Building for cars has destroyed much of the connectivity between neighborhoods and access to public transport. Photo by deepgoswami/Flickr

Building for cars has destroyed much of the connectivity between neighborhoods and access to public transport. Photo by deepgoswami/Flickr

EMBARQ India was able to gather the approval and required financial support for the implementation the Neighbourhood Improvement Plan. EMBARQ India was also invitedto be a part of the executive committee to oversee the implementation of the project. Following the successful launch of the Neighbourhood Improvement Plan (NIP) In February 2014, EMBARQ India was able to gather the approval and required financial support for the implementation of its recommendations, soon after in a meeting with the Directorate of Urban land Transport (DULT) and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) held in Bangalore. The meeting also concluded with EMBARQ India being invited, to be a part of the executive committee to oversee the implementation of the project, along with other members from the DULT and the BBMP.

On another front, the project has also seen success in influencing many other wards and neighbourhood associations to plan for NIPs as well.  Within HSR ward itself, many resident welfare associations have expressed interest to fund some of the components of the plan, along with adopting areas of the neighbourhood for safe junction design.  A MoU has also been signed between the BBMP and a private stakeholder company for financing of signage in the neighbourhood, based on the recommendations put forth by EMBARQ India. Other wards and neighbourhood associations in the city have also expressed interest in planning for NIPs and have approached EMBARQ India for assistance and mentoring. EMBARQ India will also be looking at partnering with the Bangalore Political Action Committee leadership program (BCLIP) to develop training modules for aspiring ward leaders.

The project has also helped the corporator of the ward, Smt. Lata Murthy and EMBARQ India in acquiring wider recognition by winning the UL and Ashoka Changemakers innovation challenge for “Safer Roads, Safer India: Game Changing Innovations that Save Lives.” Judged by an expert panel, the HSR NIP was amongst four winning entrepreneur initiatives for innovation, social impact, and sustainability and which has helped the ward receive INR 300,000 in unrestricted funding to support the road safety innovations.

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