Karnataka: 21 KSRTC Bus Stands To Soon Turn Disabled-Friendly; Have Wheelchairs, Ramps For Passengers
Karnataka: 21 KSRTC Bus Stands To Soon Turn Disabled-Friendly; Have Wheelchairs, Ramps For Passengers Satellite bus stand on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) 

Aiming to make bus stands more friendly to differently-abled passengers, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) will be providing wheelchairs and ramps that are foldable to those who require it. Out of the 77 KSRTC bus stands in the state, 21 have received the facilities.

Due to non-availability of ramps, it gets very difficult for differently-abled passengers to board buses. The ramps that have been provided can fit the doors of the buses and can be easily detached. This has been implemented after the apex court directed all states in December 2017 to make government-run buses friendly for differently-abled passengers. KSRTC has approached a Chennai firm to supply the required infrastructure.

Three times cheaper than the average market price, each ramp is priced at Rs 31,000 and has been manufactured by the mechanical department of KSRTC, Times of India reported. KSRTC aims to implement this across all bus stations by March 2019.

In Bengaluru, Majestic and Satellite bus stands have ramps and wheelchairs for passengers.

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