The national transporter has changed the nomenclature from “viklang” to “divyang” in the concession forms offered by it to people with special needs.
In order to provide better accessibility to passengers with disabilities, short term facilities have been planned at all stations.
Railways will issue photo identity cards to physically-challenged persons to enable them to avail concessions in train tickets in a hassle-free manner.
Zonal Railways have been authorized to introduce Battery Operated Vehicles (BOVs) at major railway stations for disabled, old age and sick passengers.
On a paid basis in addition to the existing pick up and drop, and wheel chair services will be strengthened.
Railways is planning to augment its infrastructure to cater to more people including differently-abled persons.
Zonal Railways have advised to provide free of cost ‘Battery Operated Vehicles for Disabled and Old Aged Passengers’ at major Railway Stations.
The photo I-card can be used to book concessional tickets through both ticket counters as well as through the Internet.