[AI] travel in disability coach

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Wed May 12 06:25:36 EDT 2010


Let us first understand why we need a separate coach. First of all, it
is very difficult for us to locate seats/births in genral coaches
without extensive enquiries and great deal of dependency on other folks.
A prominently positioned disabled persons coach solves this first hurdle
for us. Second is accessibility. IN theory at least, we need coaches
wide and broad enough to accommodate persons on wheelchairs and births
easy enough to climb (Surely all of us must have had the unpleasant
experience of requesting co passengers to exchange their lower births
for the upper births). Thirdly preferential service such as availability
of food/water, assistance while alighting the train at destinations
(especially when it happens to be a smaller station) or easy to locate
persons with disability in the event of an emergency such as fire or
derailment. Connectivity with other coaches also helps other able bodied
relatives to have access to the PWD coach in case they had to travel in
a different coach. Handicapped coach for the sake of handicapped coach
with all encumbrances is not worth having and I think that is wht your
are trying to say. 

Subramani 



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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of BHAWANI
SHANKAR VERMA
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 7:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [AI] travel in disability coach

in my opinion disabled coach should be removed. general public are more 
helpfull then railway staff.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr Jalaja" <jalajakumarits at gmail.com>
To: "accessindia" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8:51 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] travel in disability coach


> Hello friends,
>        I wish to ask one question, the disability coach is either in
the 
> front or back side of the train and majority of small stations are not

> having much long platform and how a disabled can get down or enter
into 
> the coach?Other thing is when we reserve bearths in other coaches
there is 
> regular ticket checking and given punishment for other passengers who
are 
> not eligible for the coach .Why this is not possible in d.coach and we
are 
> only a few people in this isolated coach and if some unpleasant things

> happen how can we resist and how we get security?
>          Regards-------Jalaja
>
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