Affordable and Independent Mobility for Persons with Disabilities in India – Challenges & Way Forward (series 3 of 3)
Accessibility,Independent Living March 21, 2021
-By Subhash Chandra Vashishth
This article has been presented in 3 series. In the first series of this three-part article on private vehicles for persons with disabilities, you 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. The second series, focussed on the lack of accessible vehicles in India and challenges with modified vehicles.
In this third and the final series, the focus is on why people have to depend on the import of accessible cars with over 100 percent import duty, in absence of any accessible model in local market. The article also suggests making it mandatory for car brands to produce and sell accessible models in India which can also bring economic benefits to all stakeholders.
According to an industry [...]