Advocate Tells India High Court The Government Must Improve
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
July 11, 2005
NEW DELHI, INDIA--The India Supreme Court has asked the central government and the governments of some states to make their roads and public transportation systems safer and more accessible to people who are blind.
According to Monday's Manorama Online, Rajive Raturi filed a petition with the court claiming that blind people still face access problems today in spite of the Persons with Disabilities Act of 1995.
He told the court that the act had called for installing auditory signals at intersections and engravings at zebra crossings for blind pedestrians.
Raturi said the government was required under various laws, including United Nations resolutions, to provide adequate accessibility for the estimated 10 million blind people in the country. He said that the governments' failure to do so violates the rights of those Indians.