19 Mar 2023  |   06:34am IST

Wheelchair accessible e-rickshaw services for PwDs likely soon

Team Herald

PANJIM: The Office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) is in the process to provide wheelchair accessible e-rickshaw services in the State. 

State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Commissioner Guruprasad Pawaskar said that there are many difficulties faced by wheelchair users when traveling to offices, hospitals, schools, and other locations. The Commission is in the process of purchasing e-rickshaws for this reason, and the entire process should be finished within the coming week. 

In order to assist delegates with disabilities and senior citizens, the wheelchair accessible e-rickshaws were introduced in the State for the first time during the Purple Fest. 

Pawaskar said that the State government intends to buy these rickshaws through corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative for the convenience of the PwDs. “A specific app for the drivers will also be developed soon,” he said. 


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