Railways promises to set up toilets for disabled at all stations
August 24, 2017
The Indian Railways will make sure that every platform in every station will have a disabled-friendly toilet soon.
This was announced by the Director General for the Ministry of Railways at a function organized by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled.
Over three hundred major stations have been identified where accessible toilets will be provided. Of this 220 are already covered. There are also ramps at the entry of all stations, and one drinking tap per platform, wheelchairs, lifts and escalators.
Train coaches are also being redesigned. In addition to the 3% reservation, there are a number of relaxations for candidates for persons with disabilities while conducting recruitment examinations for the railways.
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