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CPWD makes 168 govt buildings accessible for differently-abled persons so far

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (CPWD) has so far made 168 government buildings approachable for differently-abled persons in the country under the Accessible Campaign', an initiative of the with Disabilities (DEPwD).

According to the infrastructure building agency, the work of making all the central government buildings accessible-friendly for differently-abled persons will be completed by August this year.

Out of 219 central government buildings, 168 buildings have been made differently-abled friendly. Remaining 51 buildings will be made fully accessible by August this year.

We have given estimates to concerned departments to carry out an exercise for making their buildings full accessible, CPWD told

He said, as part of making buildings differently-abled friendly, facilities such as installation of ramps, panels on Braille script, are undertaken.

(PWD) also recently decided to carry out an audit of all the government buildings constructed by it to find out their to differently-abled persons in the national capital.

The PWD carries out construction of the buildings, including offices, hospitals, schools, among others.

Apart from this, the CPWD has taken initiatives for generation of in government buildings. Solar plants of capacity of 5.3 MVVp have been installed in 40 government buildings across the country.

According to the CPWD, the agency has also facilitated installation of rooftop solar PV plants in other central government buildings where are being paid directly by the owner/user departments.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 11:05 IST