Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities have been conferred with the ‘National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)’ for creating a barrier-free environment for disabled/ Divyangian population.
The ceremony was organized at the Vigyan Bhawan. Dr Mangu Singh, Managing Director, DMRC had received the award on behalf of the DMRC from Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu.
All the metro stations in the capital city have been provided with the access facilities for the Divyangian. The authority follows all the prescribed accessible features guidelines like kerb cut at footpath, ramp with appropriate gradient and handrail at appropriate height, lift of adequate size to accommodate wheelchair users, at all the metro stations around the city to ensure accessible and easier travel facility for persons and disabilities, the DMRC official said.
Apart from the above, all the metro stations have been provided with facilities like audible signage at lifts, information signs, and buttons of the lift control panels are also provided.
On December 3 every year, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment under the Government of India presents these awards in order to mark the ‘‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’.