Affordable and Independent Mobility for Persons with Disabilities in India – Challenges & Way Forward (series 2 of 3)
Accessibility,Independent Living March 21, 2021
-By Subhash Chandra Vashishth
This article is being presented in 3 series. In the first series of this three-part article on private vehicles for persons with disabilities, you have read about the GST waiver and why it must be extended to all disabilities instead of just orthopaedic, and why two-wheelers should also be included in the GST concession list. This series (2), focuses on the lack of accessible vehicles in India and issues with modified vehicles.
People with disabilities have limited options when it comes to travelling from one place to the other. Though the Government has ensured that Delhi Transport Corporation Buses, Cluster Buses and Delhi Metro Rail systems are accessible in Delhi, however, due to overcrowding, unreliability and wrong docking practices, most people with disabilities find the public transport quite inconvenient and unsafe. Also the last mile connectivity continues to [...]