"Incredible India" Becomes Even More Incredible by Committing to Accessibility in Tourist Sites

| 0 Comments | 0 TrackBacks

Kerala, nicknamed as "God's own country&q...

Image via Wikipedia

MoT to strongly enforce accessibility provisions for benefit of People with Disabilities

In order to make all tourism products accessible to all kinds of tourists, especially People with Disabilities (PwDs), Ministry of Tourism (MoT) will strongly enforce accessibility provisions in all the centrally-approved tourism projects.

This information was divulged by Sujit Banerjee, Secretary - Tourism, Government of India at the inauguration of a two-day conference on Inclusive Tourism, 'Accessible Transportation and Tourism,' held in the capital.

The conference...was organised by Svayam, an NGO, in conjunction with MoT and Transport Department, Government of Delhi. "We have decided not to give central financial assistance to projects which do not have facilities for differently- abled people.

Incredible India cannot be called incredible if our destinations are not accessible to all kinds of people," he informed.

The Secretary informed that MoT had started recognizing efforts of the private sector in this regard by instituting awards at the National Tourism Awards. He also informed that the core committee comprising people from Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Transport, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Source: http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/mot-to-strongly-enforce-accessibility-provisions-for-benefit-of-people-with-disabilities 
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://www.rollingrains.com/mt4/mt-t.cgi/836

Leave a comment

Recent Entries

GuideGecko: A potential platform for accessible travel guides
Authors can publish their guides immediately on www.GuideGecko.com   GuideGecko (www.GuideGecko.com), a new website for travel, lifestyle and entertainment guides, provides…
"Incredible India" Becomes Even More Incredible by Committing to Accessibility in Tourist Sites
Image via WikipediaMoT to strongly enforce accessibility provisions for benefit of People with Disabilities In order to make all tourism…
New Listserve on Anthropology and Occupational Therapy/Occupational Science
Announcing the launch of a new NAPA-AAA organizational listserv on the intersection of anthropology and occupational therapy/occupational science. The group…
TurisNautas e Ideias Turisticas (Portuguese)
Dalton Valim Alcoba Ruiz e o fundador do Portal Etur.O Portal Etur foi ao ar pela primeira vez com o…
The Healthy House Institute
The Healthy House Institute nibbles at the green/Universal Design convergence with this quote from Wikipedia.…
Funding Available for US Neighborhoods to Improve Pedestrian Safety
The Highway Safety Research Center has funding available for up to ten communities or neighborhoods to pilot test the…
More Innovation by T. V. Raman
Image via WikipediaMiguel Helft writes about T. V.'s continuing work to make technology available to blind users. Read his article,…
The IDeA Center at SUNY Buffalo
The Spring 2009 IDeA Center Newsletter has been published with stories on the developoment of Universal Design. Among the stories…