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North East

Special help desk for persons with disabilities at Guwahati airport

Guwahati, December 3: A special help desk was inaugurated on Saturday at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here on the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. A special facilitation desk was set up at the departure forecourt for serving passengers with disabilities, an official release said. The counter was inaugurated by Chief Airport Officer Utpal Baruah in the presence of senior airport officials, CISF personnel, and station managers of airlines operating from the airport. Principal-Director of Purvottar Institute for Persons with disability J P Sahariah and its students were...

Important to build spaces for people with disabilities: Union minister Puri

New Delhi, September 1: Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said there is a need to build sustainable and universally accessible spaces and find policy solutions to accommodate persons with disabilities. The minister for housing and urban affairs said around 70 per cent of those who need assistive technology did not have access to such a facility and called upon innovators to come up with solutions that are simple and widely accepted. Puri was speaking at an event organised to present the 'Smart Solutions Challenge and Inclusive Cities Awards...