Tuesday, January 26, 2016

First Braille-embedded train for reserved class

The bogies of the Train no. 16229 / 16230 Mysore – Varanasi Express which leaves Mysore for Varanasi on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has been provided with metallic Braille signages inside the coaches indicating the location of alarm pull chains, toilets, emergency windows and berth numbers for the convince of the Blind peoples.
Railways has  plan to implement this feature for other long distance trains.
Currently lots of Blind peoples can’t able to find their reservation seats properly and their needy places available on the train. Also by implementing blind friendly board for the Emergency Exit plan to guide the Blind persons for the correct location of the Emergency window when there is any emergency occur. It has been observered that in the  trains normal peoples are only guide for VH people but with implementation of this feature it will surely help VH persons

The first Braille embedded train was  Puri-Delhi Purushottam Express,which introduced this feature in its AC compartment only but now, the Mysore-Varanasi Express will be the first in the country where all reserved coaches have embedded Braille signage


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