A step towards accessibility -Mysuru Railway Station with Tactile Map & Braille Signage

Mysuru railway station is nation’s first visually impaired-friendly

November 3, 2015 17:31

With a view to facilitating visually impaired train passengers, tactile maps of the railway station and train schedules in Braille were unveiled at the Mysuru Railway station on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters after Mysuru MP Pratap Simha inaugurated the facility, Divisional Railway Manager Rajkumar Lal said Mysuru railway station has become the country’s first visually challenged friendly station in India.

Along with tactile maps of station describing the location and distance of entrance, platforms, counters, washrooms etc, schedule of trains, showing their arrival and departure time, the authorities have also put up 400 metal signages in Braille along the railings of the staircases leading various platforms.

The menu cards at the canteen and food plaza at the station will also be available in Braille now, a Railway official said.

Anuprayaas, an NGO assisted the railways in make Mysuru railway station blind-friendly.

Mysuru Railway station becomes country's first blind friendly station with the unveiling of the station's tactile map and train schedule in Braille. Source: The Hindu

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