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Goa's special wheelchair-accessible holiday kicks off

August 1, 2016

A number of persons with disabilities gathered in Goa's capital Panaji on Saturday to welcome 25-year-old graphic designer, Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta from Andhra Pradesh on his first-of-its-kind wheelchair accessible holiday.

The initiative was organized by Umoja, an online travel portal for persons with disabilities.

Dasgupta, who has brittle bone disease, was able to travel to Goa after winning Umoja's Wheelchair Wanderlust competition.

Umoja's CEO Yeshwant Holkar says the company has identified around 35 places including restaurants and tourist spots in the state which are accessible to persons with disabilities. The first wheelchair accessible taxi in the state 'Freedom Cab' will be unveiled on 15 August.



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