Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra to soon open an exclusive centre for disabled people

Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra will soon open a centre for people with disabilities. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will construct the centre.

Pravin Ashtikar, Additional Commissioner, PCMC, has said that the centre will be built on the Pune-Mumbai Highway, near Morwadi.

An amount of Rs eight crore will be set aside for the project.

The centre will be a five-storey buildingwith many facilities in it. Trainings, seminars, and other activities will be held. It will also have a library and office. The main hall will be able to accommodate more than 600 people.

People with disabilities will be provided therapy and counselling sessions at the centre.

Disability rights groups in the region say there are about 30,000 disabled people living here. They are demanding that the training and therapy sessions at the centre be done for free as there are many disabled people from poor families.

People who have 40% disability and more can avail the services of the centre.

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