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Rail Ministry initiatives for differently-abled persons

New Delhi, Wed, 14 Mar 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): The Ministry of Railways on Wednesday taken a initiative to start manufacturing specially designed coaches having earmarked compartments and toilets adopted to the needs of wheel chair borne/differently-abled persons.


Each differently-abled compartment provided in specified coaches has a berthing capacity for four passengers including two attendants along with toilet and other amenities.


The Railways has so far manufactured 2100 such specially designed coaches.


It will be the endeavour of the Railways to have one such coach in each mail/express train.


Efforts are being made to ensure ease of access to platforms and other areas at stations for differently-abled persons. (ANI)


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