WR team inspects Dadar station
Accompanied by a few disabled activists, a team of officers of Western Railway on Tuesday visited Dadar station to study how it can be made disabled-friendly.mumbai Updated: Nov 30, 2011 01:06 IST
Accompanied by a few disabled activists, a team of officers of Western Railway on Tuesday visited Dadar station to study how it can be made disabled-friendly.
The team inspected platforms, ticketing, and other facilities for the disabled and also put forth a few suggestions.
“The team suggested certain modifications in the automatic ticket vending machines and asked the railway authorities to install ramp at certain spots. We will consider modifications in the vending machines while procuring the next set of machines,” said Sharat Chandrayan, CPRO, Western Railways.
When HT contacted AK Singh, Central Railway’s PRO, he said he expressed his inability and said he was unaware of any such visit.
A section of disabled activists in the city raised a furore, alleging that they were ignored. “We were not taken into confidence while deciding services or facilities. We are not aware about any such inspection visit to any of the railway station in the city,” said Jitendera Karelia, president, Disability Advocacy Group, Mumbai Division.
First Published: Nov 30, 2011 01:05 IST