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Delhi High Court Directs Railways To Help Students With Disability To Travel For DU Exams

Lawstreet Journal 3 Sep 2020 7:40pm

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The Delhi High Court has asked the Indian Railways to provide necessary travel assistance for students who are suffering from disabilities and come under the category of PwD (Persons with Disability) and Visually handicapped (VH). The Delhi HC is trying to make it easier for the PwD students to travel from remote areas who are willing to take the physical exams organized by Delhi University. 

The decision was given by the division bench comprising of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad who further ensured that Railways was taking sufficient measures in such manner that they would not face any issues with regard to booking their seats in the respective trains in order to reach Delhi in time to prepare for their exams too. The order came as an answer to a bunch of writ petitions which were raising their concerns for the adequate and appropriate addressal of the special needs of students with a disability who were planning to take the DU exams. The petitions filed included the one by Prateek Sharma and another by the National Federation of Blind (NFB). 

The Railway Ministry represented by advocate Jagjit Singh informed the Court that it had already provided concessions in the rate of tickets for persons in the PwD category including the visually impaired and the procedure to avail the tickets is also mentioned on the website. Indian Railways further guaranteed that students who have booked their tickets but have not received confirmed seats will be allotted reserved berths in time. 

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