Pleas for a disabled-friendly capital city go unheard

  • | Wednesday | 4th December, 2019

“School authorities were concerned if they would lose out on other admissions if a differently-abled was admitted,” Ashla says. Even when the government implements initiatives to make the city disabled-friendly, government offices, railway stations and public transport remain inaccessible. Citing the pathetic situation of the ramps at various places for the differently-abled people, Ashla says: “Ramps are built unscientifically. A small step in itself is a barrier for wheelchairs.” She urges the government to consult experts before constructing ramps. It will be challenging to use a wheelchair with the current unfriendly city infrastructure.”Offices, buses inaccessibleEven when the government implements initiatives to make the city disabled-friendly, government offices, railway stations and public transport continue to remain inaccessible

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