ACCESSIBILITY OF PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES IN INDIAN RAILWAYS

This paper considers the accessibility of the Indian railway system for disabled travellers. National legislation is ineffective at bringing about change and disabled people are not accustomed to requesting their rights. Trains and stations are not built with the needs of disabled passengers in mind. There is a lack of both technology and trained professionals to take action. The author recommends that government and non-governmental organizations should work together to raise levels of public awareness and improve facilities.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: p. 797-802
  • Monograph Title: SETTING THE PACE. 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, SEPTEMBER 1998. 2 VOLS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-646-36154-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM