[AI] Response to the quarries
gtm.agrawal at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 08:13:59 EDT 2010
Dear Mr. Himanshu,
Here, I try to address your queries as follows.
1. So for as the persons with disability act is concerned, it deals
only with matter of non-discrimination in public transportation. The
section 45 of the act, which deals this matter is as follows. "The
appropriate governments and the Local authorities shall, with in the limits
of their economic capacity and development, provide for -
a. Installation of auditory signals at red lights in the public roads
for the benefit of persons with visually handicapped,
b. Causing curb cuts and slopes to be made in pavements for the easy
access of wheel chair users.
c. Engraving on the surface of the Zebra Crossing for the blind or for
persons with low vision,
d. Engraving on the edges of railway flat forms for the blind or
persons with low vision.
e. Devising appropriate symbols of disability
f. Warning signals at appropriate places".
2. In this way the active silent in regard with the reservation of
seats and concession in fare of the public transportation, but most of
the state governments under their social security schemes, offer such
benefits to the different classes of their disadvantageous residents and
persons with disability are also considered among those classes. But
these benefits and facilities vairry from one to other state. There are
no such standard rules so for which equally apply to all the states.
3. So for my state Karnataka is concerned, free travel facility has
been granted to the totally blind persons through out the state in
ordinary busses of K.S.R.T.C & B.M.T.C. Two seats near to the front door
have also been reserved for persons with disability.
4. If you could tell me to which state do you belong? I may try my
best to provide you the correct informations about the status of the
facilities and benefits available to the V.I.P in that particular state.
With due regards,
Gautam Prakash Agarwal
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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Himanshu Sahu
Sent: 21 June 2010 14:50
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Dear AI members, especially legal experts,
Posting this message again, if somebody can forward any valuable
suggestion regarding the issue will be highly appriciated.
On 6/19/10, Himanshu Sahu <sahu.himanshu2010 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear AI members, especially legal experts,
> I am in urgent need of the rules framed for disabled people in regard
> of public transportation issued from state governments especially for
> metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai etc.
> And if somebody can provide the essence of PWD act's section dealing
> with the measures to be taken by state governments facilitating
> traveling for disabled people.
> Actually, the exact concern is that the private buses being run along
> with the state government's buses are they expected to be complying
> with the provisions made for disabled passengers such as reserved
> seat, no fair etc.?
> Responses will be highly appreciable.
> Thanks and regards
> Himanshu Sahu
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