Hyderabad Metro to offer disabled friendly rides

The Hyderabad Metro's disabled friendly approach towards physically disabled and visually impaired passengers was seen in a recent test ride.

This is before the inauguration of a 30-km stretch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 November.

The metro offers road level ramps for wheelchair users, wide corridors at stations, extra wide automated fare collection gates, lifts with Braille buttons and a tactile strip till the edge of the platform for the visually impaired and ticket vending machines to assist hearing impaired passengers.

Also, all stations have special toilets for the physically disabled with support bars, minimal gap between the platform and train floor for wheelchair users.

Signs and symbols have been made with high contrast levels to help partially blind passengers and those with cognitive disabilities.

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