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Rail Budget offers special concessions for disabled people

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: In stark contrast to the Union Budget, the Railway Budget 2011-12 did not overlook the needs of people with disabilities.

Disability issues were mentioned as many as four times by Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee during her speech:

1. Better accessibility at railway stations;

2. Rail Yatri Sewaks to assist elderly and disabled passengers;

3. Mega recruitment drives to cover the backlog of the disability quota; and

4. Concession facility to disabled passengers on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.