Facilities for Differently Abled Persons at Airports

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Provisions for ramps in public buildings, adaptations of toilets for wheel chair users and braille symbols and auditory signals in elevators and lifts are to be provided for differently abled persons. All the Airports Authority of India (AAI) airports are equipped with Ramps and toilets for wheel chair users. While developing airport infrastructure, provisions for these facilities are made by AAI from time to time to make the airports more differently abled persons friendly. No complaint has been received in last six months specific to facilities for person with disabilities at airports. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR), Section-3, Series-M, Part-I on “Carriage by Air – Persons with Disability or Persons with Reduced Mobility” to protect the interest of such passengers.

This information was given by Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri Jayant Sinha in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.