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Nepal: Lalitpur metropolis to bring disable-friendly cab into use

In order to facilitate the mobility of the people with physical disabilities, the metropolis has signed a tripartite agreement with Swabalamban Jeewan Paddati Kendra Lalitpur and Swabalamban Jeewan Paddati Kendra Eureka Japan on Monday.
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CHITWAN:- The Lalitpur metropolitan city is bringing disabled-friendly cab into use.

In order to facilitate the mobility of the people with physical disabilities, the metropolis has signed a tripartite agreement with Swabalamban Jeewan Paddati Kendra Lalitpur and Swabalamban Jeewan Paddati Kendra Eureka Japan on Monday.

Lalitpur metropolis mayor Chiribabu Maharjan shared that a disabled-friendly cab is to be operated considering the convenience of the people with disabilities. “As disable people are struggling to travel through other kinds of vehicles, we are bringing into use a cab within the metropolis to facilitate their movement”, he added. The disabled people can get into the cab with their wheelchairs. It has the capacity to accommodate four wheelchair users and their aids. The metropolis said it would bear all the expenses involved in driver salary, fuel, maintenance, and transport tax.

The Swabalamban Jeewan Paddati Kendra Lalitpur would take decisions on where and how to operate the cab. LMC chief administration officer Bishnu Prasad Koirala shared that according to the agreement Lalitpur metropolis would spend Rs 2 million, Kendra Lalitpur Rs 300,000, and Kendra Eureka Rs 1.5 million. He further said, “The cab is so far the first one coming into operation for the people with physical disabilities.

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