Disabled kids are the first to get a glimpse of the new, barrier-free Lucknow Metro
A group of 18 disabled children along with their teachers took a ride in the Lucknow Metro last week. They travelled from Charbagh Metro Station to Transport Nagar Metro Station.
The children were from the Drishti Samajik Sansthan, an NGO that works for the welfare for disabled kids in Lucknow. They were thrilled with their first ride on the Lucknow Metro, which started operations only last week.
Senior authorities at the Lucknow Metro welcomed the group and told them about the facilities which Lucknow Metro provides for the disabled.
The Lucknow Metro is a completely barrier-free public mode of transport and every care has been taken for right from the ground level of the station to the platform and concourse level of the Metro station and also inside the trains.
Blind kids used the tactile path based on braille to board the lifts to reach the concourse. The LMRC station staff provides wheelchair support to physically-disabled kids at the station. For the special kids who could not hear, a sign language interpreter was present.
Lucknow Metro authorities said that the visit was a very special and emotional moment for them. They wanted the special kids to be the first group of visitors to Lucknow Metro.