Indian Railways Offers Special Facilities for Differently-abled Passengers

Indian Railways is offering various facilities to make its services more convenient for differently-abled passengers on trains and platforms.

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To enable easy and barrier-free transportation across the network, Railways is providing the following facilities:

1. Specially designed coaches known as SLRD coaches with wider entrance doors to allow a wheelchair to enter, wider aisles, modified toilet have been attached in almost all Mail/express trains except Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi Express trains and Duranto Express trains.

2. Separate counters are earmarked at various Passenger Reservation System(PRS) centres for disabled passengers.

3. A reservation quota of four sleeper class berths and two berths in 3 AC have been earmarked in all trains running on non-suburban sections.

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4. The facility to book online concessional e-tickets using the photo-identity card issued by Railways has also been introduced to facilitate persons with disability.