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Ministry asked to develop accessible transportation

Wheelchair user getting off the bus

TEHRAN— Iran’s Welfare Organization has asked the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade to develop disability friendly transportation in the country, an official with the Organization has said.

People with disabilities should have access to public transportation, Mehr news agency quoted Ebrahim KazemiMomensaraei as saying on Thursday.

In order to provide this group of people with accessible transportation and vehicles Welfare Organization has led talks with ministry of industry, he explained.

Increased accessibility in the cities for people with disabilities is of great importance for the country, KazemiMomensaraei added.