Half of Tamil Nadu’s government buildings to be made accessible for disabled people by 2019
The Tamil Nadu government has committed to making 74 government buildings in the state accessible for disabled people by 2019.
The government has appointed a team to look into this issue. The team has to submit a report in one month’s time. Government-run hospitals, public schools, colleges and government buildings will be included.
People with disabilities have a difficult time when they enter these buildings. The state government has not taken the required measures under the Accessible India Campaign to make these buildings accessible for people with disabilities.
The State Commissioner for People with Disabilities V Arun Roy, has said that at least 50% of government buildings must be made accessible for disabled people by 2019. This move has come after a direct order from the Supreme Court.
Some of the main buildings that will be audited in Chennai are the Secretariat building, Government Multi-Super Specialty Hospital, Dr. MGR Medical University, University of Madras, Office of the Commissioner of Police, to name a few.