Greater Chennai Corporation has decided to incorporate disabled-friendly features at the city bus stops.


A Chennai Corporation official said the Transport department has proposed a pilot project to operate a disabled-friendly bus facility in Tiruvanmiyur–Tiruvottiyur route which has as many as 90 bus stops. 4 of them will be made disabled friendly on immediate basis.


The four bus stops include the Mylapore Tank bus stop on Ramakrishna Mutt Road, Dr MGR Janaki College bus stop on Durgabai Deshmukh Road and Clive Battery bus stop on Rajaji Salai. The civic body would spend more than Rs 1 lakh for each of the short-listed bus stops.


The official explained that the bus stops will have a ramp-like entrance instead of steps. “Ramps will be created at the bus stops so that persons with disabilities can board the buses easily”


R Sathish Kumar, a differently-abled person, demanded the authorities to make all the facilities accessible, instead of select bus stops alone. “Rather than creating facilities and adding disabled-friendly facilities later, the authorities should address the issue at the planning stages.”




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