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Disabled-friendly platforms: Rail officials get summons

About 3,000 physically-challenged commuters travel by trains every day but the railways are yet to provide them disabled-friendly platforms.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2009 01:02 IST
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About 3,000 physically-challenged commuters travel by trains every day but the railways are yet to provide them disabled-friendly platforms.

Unhappy with this, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the divisional regional commissioners of both Central and Western Railways to be present in court on Friday.

The court was hearing a petition by NGO India Centre for Human Rights and Law. The plea seeks disabled-friendly platforms at all railway stations. “Why are your officers insensitive to people?” asked the Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar.

The petition has been pending for over two years and so far the railways has constructed only one toilet, said the high court.