Accessible New Delhi: Advocacy and Central Park of Connaught Place


From Disability News India:

New Delhi: Thanks to a small request from a woman with disabilities and a prompt response by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) authorities, wheelchair users in the Capital can now visit the sprawling Central Park of Connaught Place without any inconvenience and enjoy its greenery and fountains like any other visitor.

Construction of a dozen-odd ramps like this one here along the periphery of the Central Park in Connaught Place has opened up new vistas for wheelchair users in New Delhi.
Neeru Gautam, a young wheelchair user, rang up the NDMC a week ago with a request to make Connaught Place and its Central Park more accessible for people with disabilities.

"Being a woman with disabilities, I found it difficult to come from my home in West Patel Nagar to Connaught Place to enjoy an outing in the Central Park. I phoned up NDMC Junior Engineer Satbir Singh and Executive Engineer Nimesh, who promptly responded to my request. I am happy that the official machinery reacted positively and 14 ramps have been built on the inner circle including the Central Park," said Ms. Gautam enjoying her outing in the Central Park on Saturday evening.

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