Just 6% of 1.4L buses fully accessible for disabled, 29% partially | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Out of over 1. 4 lakh public transport buses operating throughout the nation, slightly over 42,000 (29%) have been made partially accessible, and simply 8,695 (6%) had been mentioned to be totally accessible for the disabled as of September 30, 2022.
As per targets set beneath the Accessible India Marketing campaign (AIC), 25% of government-owned public transport carriers within the nation had been to be transformed into totally accessible carriers by June 2022 however now that deadline stands additional prolonged until March 2024.
The data is a part of a report of the parliamentary standing committee on social justice and empowerment that was tabled within the ongoing Parliament session. Accessible India Marketing campaign was launched in December 2015 by the Centre to realize common accessibility for individuals with disabilities in constructed atmosphere (buildings) transport system and knowledge and communication expertise ecosystem.
The timeline of June 2022 for attaining the targets beneath AIC was revised to March 2024.
In line with the report, as per info as of September 30 2022, all 1,100 recognized central authorities buildings consistent with the targets have been made accessible. However information from states replicate that a lot must be carried out. Of the 1,671 state authorities buildings being funded by the Centre for being made accessible, work has been accomplished in just a bit over 600.

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