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21 February, 2021

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Data on Disability

Disability

  • Less than 7% of public buses in the country were fully accessible to wheelchair users as of December 2020, with the target of 25% of buses being accessible by June 2022 under the Accessible India Campaign.
  • Only 0.2% of 1.02 lakh intercity buses are when chair accessible.
  • Upto 45000 buses operating in urban areas, only 22.3% are fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Data by: The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry’s Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(DEPwD) via a Ministry of Road Transport and Highways report in January,2021.

Source: The Hindu

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