I just got a latest news that the current Prime Minister made a field test on the new modified electric bus. Unfortunately, that’s not an accessible “low-floor bus” (or non-step bus) we would expect.
Seen from the picture, there was “a step” inside the bus and obviously even this non-disabled PM needed to have a stone brick in support to prevent his accidental falling. I think we have all the rights to be doubtful about this bus’s efficiency and accessibility.
The existing NGV low-floor bus, which is currently in service, is already accessible for all, check out a good TOR from BMTA.
The rights of way and the rights to get access anywhere is really a basic human rights in this 21st century. The equal opportunity in going around serves as a gateway for men and women to prosper and flourish.
Everybody, especially PWDs, would benefit from the low-floor bus. It’s so highly important to get things right. We shall not leave anyone behind.