UITP - WORLD BANK WORKSHOP ON GENDER SENSITIVE APPROACH TO DHAKA BUS RAPID TRANSIT

Transport and infrastructure should not be gender neutral, as women and men will not benefit equally from transport policies if they are not gender sensitive. The WBG is committed to integrating security considerations for women as part of its urban transport projects as well as to promote innovative good practices and knowledge sharing of successful approaches for addressing personal security.

UITP team is working with The World Bank Group for the creation of Toolkit development and project support on gender and urban public transport in Mumbai and Dhaka. As part of this project, UITP is working with various international experts to review the planning and design of BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. UITP organised the mission on 17-20 September 2018 in Dhaka and met various stakeholders in the city:

- DTCA (Dhaka Transport Coordination Commitee)

- BRTC (Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation)

- BRAC Bangladesh

- Mohakhali Bus Owners Association 

 

(A view of Dhaka BRT Alignment - Buses operated by BRTC)

(Private buses runing on intra-city routes in Dhaka)

 

 

(Site visit of Mohakhali Bus Station)

(Site visit of Mohakhali Bus Station)

(Meeting with Mohakhali Bus Owners Association)

(Meeting with Mohakhali Bus Owners Association)

(BRT Route alignment in Dhaka)