Sunday, February 15, 2015

BHEL extends Accessible Air-Conditioned Bus for Students with Disabilities living in JNU Campus

Dear Friends,

We all know the Jawaharlal Nehru University is a Central University in Delhi with a huge campus where despite accessible pedestrian walkways, the internal mobility gets too difficult particularly in the summer months (April to July) when the weather is extremely hot. However, this may soon be a thing of past.

According to reports, the University has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), where the company will extend financial assistance to buy a bus valued at Rs.30 lakh. This air-conditioned bus will benefit over 300 students with disabilities living on the university campus to travel within the university with great ease.

The university administration will provide disabled-friendly supporting infrastructure at bus stops commensurate with the nature of disabilities of the students. The operating cost for the bus will also be borne by the Jawaharlal Nehru University management.

Source: The Hindu

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