Government buildings to be accessible for persons with disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, April 25 2017

GURUGRAM, INDIA: The office of the state commissioner for persons with disabilities has written to the ministry of social justice and empowerment, seeking funds for renovating a number of government buildings so that persons with disabilities can easily access them.
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Sources at the department claimed that an estimate for renovation of 20 government buildings — including the mini secretariat, district courts, power department’s office, General Hospital and the police commissioner’s office — had already been prepared. The department would start work for proposed alteration/modification of these buildings once it receives funds from the ministry.

Raj Nirbhik, commissioner with a disability, Haryana, said a proposal had been sent to the ministry for approval. “A total of 42 government buildings in Gurgaon have been identified which do not fulfill building norms to be disable-friendly. No thought was applied to the construction of these buildings though, everyone knows, hundreds of people, including people with disabilities, visit these offices on a daily basis,” he rued.

Source: Times of India

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