National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee for collaboration in ‘Building Accessible Safe Inclusive Indian Cities’ (BASIIC) programme. Both institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding this.
The partnership is aimed at creating and sharing knowledge and resources for making Indian cities more accessible, safe, and inclusive. This will be helpful for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), elderly, women, and children among others.
“We are happy to partner with National Institute of Urban Affairs to amplify government‘s efforts in building inclusive smart cities. This will augment and strengthen the emerging possibilities towards urban inclusion through exchange of research,” said Prof. Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee
Hitesh Vaidya, Director, NIUA, also echoed this view. “IIT Roorkee’s Department of Architecture& Planning is globally acclaimed for its innovative research capacity. We are glad to find a partner in them that too for facilitating the building of accessible, inclusive, and safe Smart cities. NIUA envisions itself as a key player in the process of inclusive development and align itself with the Prime Ministers’ vision of new India.
BASIIC program of NIUA is supported by the UK Government. It disseminates the aspects of accessibility, safety, and inclusivity in India’s Smart Cities.