Bangalore Wheelchair Access Travel

Bangalore is the capital city of the South Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million, making it a megacity and the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India. It is located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau at an elevation of over 900m above sea level, which is the highest among India’s major cities. It reflects its multireligious and cosmopolitan character by its more than 1000 temples, 400 mosques, 100 churches, 40 Jain derasars, three Sikhgurdwaras, two Buddhist viharas and one Parsi fire temple located in an area of 741 km² of the metropolis. Unsurprisingly,
Bangalore wheelchair access does not meet modern first world standards as commonplace in most western countries. The religious places are further represented to include the few members of the Jewish community who are making their presence known through the Chabad that they propose to establish in Bengaluru and the fairly large number of Bahá’ís whose presence is registered with a society called the Bahá’í Centre.

Attractions and Opportunities

Chickpet Marketplace

Chitrakala Parishat

Cubbon Park

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

Phoenix Marketcity

Sankey Tank

Venkatappa Art Gallery

Transport

The Metro

Namma Metro, also known as Bengaluru Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Bengaluru, India. As of February 2019 the fourth longest operational metro network in India.

Wheelchair access is provided via a lift access from the Ground Floor to the Metro Level via elevators (above or below). There are also specially marked area in the first Coach, right behind the first door on the left, just behind the Pilot’s cabin.

The Metro Train Stop Duration at each station, varies from 15–60 seconds. However, no pilot can close the doors or start movement of the Train, unless the Security Guards clear them. The Guards make an Downward X symbol (waving of hands) to suggest that there are no passengers alighting or boarding the train. This ensures safety of All passengers.

Taxis

There is a Bangalore wheelchair access taxi service. Check them out @ http://www.kickstartcabs.com/

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