HelpAge India, an NGO that works with senior citizens, forwarded a letter to the general managers of Central and Western Railway demanding more wheelchairs for the elderly at major railway stations in the city.
“We get several calls from the elderly who find it tough to move around busy stations and complain of unavailability of wheelchairs,” said Prakash Borgaonkar, director of the Mumbai branch of HelpAge India. “We have asked for more wheelchairs at major stations such as Dadar, Mumbai Central and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus so that senior citizens do not have to suffer.”
The letter states that since a large number of elderly travel by train every day, and due to their health problems, wheelchair facilities are necessary at major stations.
Source: Hindustan Times