Thursday, February 10, 2022

Authorities plan to make Srinagar Airport disabled-friendly

Srinagar: The Airports Authority of India, Srinagar, CISF and other stakeholders have got together in order to create facilities for safe and hassle free travel for travellers facing benchmark disabilities.

In a recent meeting held at Srinagar Airport, a local committee consisting of members from non-governmental organisations , dealing with issues related to persons with disabilities, was formed to ensure that Srinagar Airport is made disabled-friendly.

The meeting was organised by CISF, which is looking after the security of Srinagar airport. The meeting was chaired by Airport Director, Srinagar and in the presence of Commandant/CASO, CISF Srinagar Airport and Airport managers of various airlines such as Indigo Air Asia, Air India, Spice jet, Go first and Air Vistaara besides other officials of airport authority and CISF.

As per those present in the meeting, the objective of conducting the meeting was to provide facilities to travellers facing disabilities so that no traveller with disability face any inconveniences.

Among other issues discussed in the meeting includes, web accessibility in airline websites as per W3C guidelines so that persons with disabilities can have easy access to ticketing and feedback

“The airports should provide space for putting information on the websites while ticketing so that airline staff can arrange the facilities at par with their needs” reads minutes of the meeting.

The establishment of a common service point at the entry point of the airport so that passengers with disabilities are received at entry point and supported till boarding aircraft, was also discussed in the meeting.

10/02/22 Saqib Malik/Greater Kashmir

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