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India proposes new features to make buses accessible

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New Delhi, India – Buses will require to have provisions for ramp for wheelchair users, their locking system and other features to meet the needs of persons with disabilities

The road transport ministry has issued a draft to make these features mandatory for buses to obtain fitness certificate.

According to the draft notification, the buses would need to have features including priority seat, signs, handheld rails to provide as priority seats, walkers, handrail and stanchions.

“While some low floor buses running in Metros have the ramp facility for wheelchair entry, but locking system is hardly provided in these buses. Without proper earmarking of space for wheelchair and to lock them, the facility has little use for persons with disabilities. There are a high chance of the person falling down if drivers applied sudden brake,” said a ministry official.

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