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China to establish barrier-free transport system by 2020

IANS  |  Beijing 

is looking to establish a service system for barrier-free by 2020, according to the Ministry of (MOT).

A guideline on improving for the elderly and the disabled was jointly released Thursday by the MOT, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the Disabled and four other departments, reported on Saturday.

By 2020, barrier-free facilities should be established at all newly-built and rebuilt railway stations, service centres along expressways, airport terminals and other facilities, for the disabled and the elderly.

Post offices should make sure that any mails for the elderly and the disabled are delivered to their specific addresses, while new buses in cities with over 5 million citizens should be low-floor vehicles, the guideline reads.

Moreover, the guideline asks local governments to provide support in the forms of land and funds for the construction of

It also asks for policies that allow guide dogs to get on public transport, and braille signs on public facilities.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 12:02 IST
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