Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway has introduced ‘mobile wheel chair foldable ramp’ at Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur and Visakhapatnam railway stations on a pilot basis in its jurisdiction for the benefit of the Divyang passengers to board the train in a hassle free manner.
The foldable ramp is designed and fabricated by East Coast Railway and can be easily carried. This facility is a free facility for the passengers that can be availed by showing any of their Identity Cards. The beneficiaries will have to inform the wheel chair section near Chief Ticket Inspector (CTI) office at the stations.
Earlier, Divyang passengers were facing difficulties in boarding the train coach due to gap between the train and platform or they were taking help of their relatives or of co-passengers to reach their berths.
After reviewing the success of this pilot project, East Coast Railway is planning to provide this facility at other important Stations over its jurisdiction, shortly. The response received at the 3 stations has been quite positive and encouraging.