August 13, 2016 2:45:23 am
The Bombay High Court Friday asked the railways to justify its stand on not being able to provide ramps at entry and exit points at six stations of the Western Railway and 11 stations of the Central Railway.
The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by the India Centre for Human Rights and Law regarding making railway stations in Mumbai disabled-friendly by providing various facilities like ramps, and low- height booking windows and drinking water facilities.
The petitioner further stated that instead of them inspecting the stations every three months, the task could be carried out by the empanelled auditors who are part of the auditing committee under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
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