Bhubaneswar to host disabled friendly restaurants and hotels!

Recently, the government of Odisha had promised to make all public spaces disabled friendly at the earliest. So it is not just government buildings and commercial spaces. Bhubaneswar will now host disabled friendly hotels and restaurants as well!

This initiative by Accessible India campaign has already been welcomed with open arms by people with disabilities in the city.

An official from the housing and urban development department said that the state government has given them strict instructions to make all restaurants and hotels disabled friendly in Bhubaneswar. The civic body and development authorities have started working on it.

A survey will be conducted so that hotel and restaurant owners can also be aware of this new rule by the state government. Hotels will have to ensure that there are separate provisions for disabled people to use their wheelchairs or crutches. There will be facilities catering to people with hearing and speech impairment as well.

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