GUWAHATI: In an effort to ease the inconvenience faced by the divyang (differently abled) in accessing toilet facilities in stations premises, Indian Railways under the instruction of the Ministry of Railways, has decided to provide divyang-friendly toilets in all its stations. Under this drive, the NF Railway is going to provide toilets in 351 stations all over the zone. This is in addition to other facilities which are being provided to divyangs like online booking of wheelchairs and braille enabled new coaches.
NF Railway has 543 stations, of which 125 are halt stations (stations where no mail express trains stop and which do not have any permanently posted railway staff). Of the remaining 418 stations, 67 already have divyang-friendly toilets which leave 351 stations to be provided with such toilets. In current financial year, 141 stations have already been provided with divyang-friendly toilets and in remaining 210 stations construction work is in progress, to be completed by 31st December, a release said.
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