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Haryana to make all buses visually impaired-friendly

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The today said all future public and private acquisitions in the state would have to be done keeping in mind that they are easily accessible to the visually impaired.

All buses to be bought in future would be equipped with to make travel more convenient for the visually impaired, and ramps would be mounted in the old buses too, an official release said, citing decisions taken at a meeting of the transport department officials chaired by D S Dhesi here.

Dhesi directed all stands be equipped with wheelchairs and guidelines be issued to private operators to provide facilities for the convenience of people with visual impairments, it said.

The officers were apprised that 42 buildings in Gurugram and 47 buildings in were being constructed with visually impaired-friendly

A sum of nearly Rs 55 crore was released by the central for this purpose.

buildings in 10 more districts -- Panchkula, Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Hisar and Rewari -- would also be made visually impaired-friendly.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:20 IST
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