Last week, members of the Disabled Rights Association of Goa (DRAG) protested their plight in the state with accessibility problems to buildings and public transport. Panjim is no different. Whether it’s the capital city or a remote village, their issues are the same, maybe even worse.
Take for example parking at several spots marked for the disabled. Recently, outside the Social Welfare Department, a spot marked for the disabled was used by a vehicle from the Corporation of the City of Panjim (CCP). Though Panjim suffers from a constant traffic problem, the disabled too feel left out.
DRAG president, Avelino de Sa says this behavior isn’t only for parking spaces but in buses and government buildings too.