The state government’s claim of empowering differently abled seems to have taken a back seat in the new fleet of 255 Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) buses which the Transport Minister flagged off recently.
A visually impaired resident said, “The PRTC seems insensitive towards differently abled. The buses are not disabled-friendly. By not reserving the seats, the PRTC has violated the government’s orders.”
Meanwhile, PRTC officials when reminded of the amiss, said they would soon earmark seats for differently- abled persons in new buses.
Surinder Singh, General Manager (administration), said, “We have earmarked seats for differently abled in old buses. Soon, we will do it in the new buses as well.”