Thursday, February 10, 2022

Srinagar set to get disabled-friendly airport soon

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 the airport authority and CISF.

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

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

Establishment of a restroom for women and children with disabilities. Easy scanning of wheelchairs and artificial limbs at the entry point so that a person using such aids appliances does not face inconvenience again and again at security checkpoints up to aircraft was also discussed.

10/02/22 India Today

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