Disabled-friendly facilities sought

At a programme organised on Friday by the Visually-impaired Youth Association, visually impaired youths demanded that the government build disability friendly infrastructures.

Speaking at the programme, Kaladhar Bhandari, president of VYA, said they were facing problems due to unmanaged traffic and public infrastructure that did not cater to their needs.

“There are many narrow roads, pavements without railings, and unmanaged open markets on streets in the capital,” said Bhandari.

He claimed that human rights of the differently-abled were being violated, and urged the government, NGOs, and the civil society to build disabled-friendly infrastructures.

Mukunda Hari Dahal, president of Intellectual Disabilities Guardian Federation, Nirmala Dhital, president of Nepal Disabled Women’s Association, Ganesh KC, president of IL Centre, DSP Sabin Pradhan from Nepal Police, Krishna Khadka, an engineer from the Ministry of Physical Planning and Transport Management, and many others discussed the need for disability friendly infrastructures across the country.

Source: THT