Volume 9 Issue 1 - March 15, 2012
Railway Budget a big disappointment for the disability sector
D.N.I.S. News Network, India: The Railway Budget 2012-13, which was announced on March 14, 2012, proved to be a big disappointment for the disability sector. The announcement by the Railway Minister to make provisions for increasing the disabled-friendly coaches in trains met with a cold response from the disability sector.
Creating special coaches only leads to further isolation of passengers with disabilities. Besides, the management of the special coaches is dismal. And even for the introduction of the special coaches, no time frame has been set.
There were many demands that the disability sector was hoping would be met in order to make rail travel easier for them. But demands such as extension of e-booking facility to persons with disabilities, filling up of backlog vacancies under the quota for persons with disabilities etc. have not been fulfilled. It is also disappointing that the Minister has not conceded to the demand to extend concessions for people with disabilities in local trains.
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