Escalators at Surat railway station make accessible travel a reality for elderly, disabled people
Goodbye to accessibility issues at Surat railway station! The Western Railways has launched new escalators to enable accessible travel for senior citizens and disabled people. This will help them reach different platforms of the station easily.
At the Old Parcel Office, there is an escalator near platform 1 to help passengers move to platforms 2, 3 and 4 easily. This comes as a huge relief to thousands of passengers who use the Surat railway station on a daily basis. A lift has also been built inside the railway station to bring accessible travel to people using wheelchairs.
The job of building escalators was earlier given to a contractor who was not working quickly. After complaints from commuters, the Western Railway decided to change the contractor and speed up the work.
Railway authorities claim passengers are extremely happy about the measures introduced to make accessible travel a reality.
Watch in Sign Language
Read more on Newz Hook
- Get-hooked December 13, 2018 Deaf candidate Sudeep Shukla impresses in polls, shows the way to disabled political aspirants
- Events December 13, 2018 6th India International Deaf film festival 2019
- Employment December 11, 2018 Learn sign language over a cuppa at this Jodhpur cafe
- Headlines December 11, 2018 India celebrates first Test win in Australia in 10 years
- Get-hooked December 14, 2018 Praangan is meeting educational needs of children with disorders
- Get-hooked December 12, 2018 Some benefits of yoga for children with autism
- Headlines December 17, 2018 Indian skipper Virat Kohli strikes 25th test hundred against Australia in style
- Education December 14, 2018 Sol's Arc is making the world a better place for children with disabilities
- Employment December 12, 2018 Visual impairment is no barrier to a successful career. Here are some tips
- Get-hooked December 14, 2018 Miracle on Wheels is transforming lives of thousands of wheelchair users in India
Ask your question about any issue related to disability, this is your space to find the answer.
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News
Employment December 11, 2018