8 government offices in Coimbatore will now be more welcoming to differently-abled
These government buildings in Coimbatore are making things much easier for the differently-abled.
The Union Government’s Accessible India Campaign (AIC) which was launched two years ago has proved to be a blessing for the differently-abled citizens who usually have a tough time getting a job in India. By the end of September 2017, eight government office buildings in Coimbatore will become more accessible to the differently-abled.
According to an article by The Hindu, District Differently-abled Welfare Officer P Chandrasekar said that 24 buildings had been selected and assessed by PWD officials to implement the facilities required to make them differently-abled friendly in the 2016-17 financial year.
The District Differently-abled Welfare Office sent across the cost estimate prepared by the officials to the Commissioner of Differently-abled, from where it will be forwarded to the Centre.
What facilities will be added to the buildings?
The facilities will include the following:railings on ramps
specially modified toilets
Braille sign boards
lower drinking water taps
tables of lower height
According to Chandrasekar, the following buildings in Coimbatore will see changes as per the AIC scheme:
Government College of Technology
Coimbatore Railway junction
Pollution Control Board
BDO Offices in Periyanayakkanpalayam and Perur
BDO office in Madukkarai
Forest office adjacent to BDO office in Madukkarai