Context: Chandigarh railway station became fifth in the country and first in North India to inaugurate Navigation facilities for visually impaired.
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- Navigation facilities for visually impaired was inaugurated in Chandigarh railway station in Mohali, Punjab by Shri Gurinder Mohan Singh, Divisional Railway Manager- Ambala Division.
- It is fifth in the country and first in North India to have this facility for visually impaired.
- Developed by Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) and Makemytrip Foundation through NGO (Non-government organization) ‘Anuprayaas’.
- Braille Tactile Map, signages are also installed which helps the visually impaired passengers to find their needs in the railway station.
- Mysuru Railway Station, Karnataka was India’s first visually impaired-friendly railway station inaugurated in Nov 2015.