Special coaches for physicallly challenged persons
Indian Railways have already been manufacturing certain passenger coaches which have a separate compartment specially designed for wheel chair borne passengers. These compartments have the facilities like wider entrance door, wider aisle and knee space to permit easy movement of wheel chair, toilets adopted to need of such passengers, arrangements for securing wheel chair during the journey etc. Presently there are about 1600 such coaches in Indian Railways.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Ministry of Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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