DMRC CONFERRED WITH THE NATIONAL AWARD 2019 FOR EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (DIVYAGJAN)
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was today conferred with this year’s ‘National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’ (Divyangjan) in recognition of creation of Barrier-Free environment for Divyagjan under the category of Government Department or Offices or PSUs or Autonomous Bodies. Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC received the award on behalf of DMRC from Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India in a ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
In order to provide barrier free services for Persons with Disabilities (Divyagjan), all Delhi Metro stations are provided with access facilities which include kerb cut at foot path, ramp with appropriate gradient and handrail at appropriate height, lift of adequate size to accommodate wheel chair users, audible signage at Lifts, information signs in Braille for lift control panel & toilet etc. DMRC follows all other prescribed accessible features guidelines at its Metro stations thereby ensuring accessible travel for persons with disabilities.
These National Awards are instituted under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India and are conferred every year on 3rd December i.e, ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ under 14 categories