Mysore becomes first visually impaired-friendly Railway station

Mysore: With a view to facilitating visually impaired train passengers, tactile maps of the railway station and train schedules in Braille were unveiled at the Mysore Railway station on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters after Mysore MP Pratap Simha inaugurated the facility, Divisional Railway Manager Rajkumar Lal said Mysore railway station has become the country’s first visually challenged friendly station in India.

Along with tactile maps of station describing the location and distance of entrance, platforms, counters, washrooms etc, schedule of trains, showing their arrival and departure time, the authorities have also put up 400 metal signages in Braille along the railings of the staircases leading various platforms.

The menu cards at the canteen and food plaza at the station will also be available in Braille now, a Railway official said.

Anuprayaas, an NGO assisted the railways in make Mysuru railway station blind-friendly.

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