[AI] Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers at Railway

Subramani L lsubramani.visa at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 12:47:34 EDT 2010


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> Subject: [AI] Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers at Railway
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> Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers at Railway
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> Posted: 25 Aug 2010 11:34 AM PDT
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> Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers at Railway Stations
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> There are more than 8000 railway stations on Indian Railways with
> approximately 14,700 platforms. Based on the passenger earnings, these
> stations are categorized as 'A-1', 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E' and 'F' category.
> Facilities for physically handicapped passengers at stations are provided in
> terms of short term and long term facilities. Short term facilities are
> available at most of the 'A-1', 'A' and 'B' category stations which deal
> with approximately 75 per cent of passenger traffic. Items under short term
> facilities are as under:-
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> I. Provision of standard ramp with railing for barrier free entry.
> II. Earmarking at least one parking lot for two vehicles used by physically
> challenged persons.
> III. Provision of a non-slippery walkway from parking lot to building.
> IV. Provision of signages of appropriate visibility.
> V. Provision of at least one drinking water tap suitable for use by a
> disabled person.
> VI. Provision of at least one toilet on the ground floor.
> VII. 'May I help You' Booth.
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> Long Term Facilities comprise arrangements for inter platform transfer and
> engraving on edges of platform. Arrangements for inter platform transfer is
> available at most of the 'A-1', 'A' and 'B' category stations. These
> facilities are planned to be provided progressively at remaining stations
> after provision of short term facilities.
>
> It is planned to provide 100 escalators at 50 important railway stations and
> other places of religious, historical and tourists importance.
>
> Indian Railways are manufacturing passenger coaches with special designed
> compartment and European toilet pans adapted to the need of physically
> challenged passengers/senior citizens. Public conveniences in the form of
> toilets for physically challenged passengers/senior citizens are available
> at most of the 'A-1', 'A' and 'B' category stations.
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> This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E.
> Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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> Source: PIB
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