All Stations to be made Disabiled Friendly
The Minister of Railways Shri Prabhakar Suresh Prabhu while presenting Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today said that in pursuance of the objectives of Accessible India Campaign Indian Railway will ensure that all stations under redevelopment are made disabled friendly. He also said that at least one disabled friendly toilet in all platform in A1 class stations will be built in the next financial year. He also announced one-time registration for the persons with disabilities for availing concessions while booking tickets online. Online booking of wheelchairs & Braille enabled new coaches were also introduced for the persons with disabilities. He also announced Increasing of quota of lower berths for senior citizens and women, middle bays reserved in coaches for women.