Chennai's Egmore Museum to be made accessible for people with disabilities
The Egmore Museum in Chennai will soon become accessible for people with disabilities. From a staircase lift to ramps and tactile flooring for visually impaired people, the museum is working towards making all floors accessible under the Accessible India initiative.
The central government has allocated Rs two crore for the project. Work on modifications to this historic building started in January this year, according to authorities.
The tactile flooring will be installed on all the floors to help visually impaired people. The toilets are being made disabled-friendly as well. The number of accessible toilets that will be built is yet to be decided, but authorities say that it will be adequate.
The museum also plans to provide a separate parking space for disabled people. The modifications have to be done cautiously as the museum is a heritage building.