Daily Bhaskar, July 07, 2011

Jaipur: Commuting in busy and crowded market places of Jaipur will no longer be a nightmare for the physically-challenged people. Three busiest roads of the city will soon become disabled friendly. The proposal in this regard was floated by traffic police in the meeting of traffic control board.

Traffic police has recommended making Johari Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar and MI Road more disabled-friendly by constructing special ramps, pavements and special crossings for disabled people. Special parking slots for the disabled have also been proposed at different locations at these three routes.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic) Rohit Mahajan said, “We have recommended that busy and crowded market areas like Johari Bazar, Bapu Bazaar and MI Road should become disabled friendly. We have recommended that special ramps and pavements should be constructed at these places. Besides this, we have also proposed for allocation of exclusive parking slots and special crossings for disabled persons.ā€

The initiative will not only help in solving traffic problems but it will be a great help to the physically-challenged persons, especially those on wheelchairs. Earlier, CUTS staff along with a trained group of access auditors, which included disability activists, persons with disability, speech and hearing impaired people, parents of autistic child, architects, engineers and legal experts conducted an access audit at the DCP traffic office.

The group later proposed DCP traffic for inducting special commuting facilities for the disabled in busy market places of the city. The detail report of the audit will soon be submitted to DCP.

CUTS Director George Cheriyan informed that similar audit will be conducted at ten more government offices where people visit in large numbers.

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