Delhi: Now, a special heritage walk for the disabled


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Delhi’s heritage is largely inaccessible to the disabled. The list includes even UNESCO World Heritage Sites–Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort–apart from lesser known ones. Some do not have Braille signage while others do not have wheelchair ramps or accessible ticket windows. Places earmarked for setting up toilets for the disabled have been mostly kept locked and dirty.
In an unprecedented move for the disabled, an ‘accessible heritage tour’ is now being organised at Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archaeological Park on January 30. The tour expects to see participation from 15-16 differently-abled people coming from as far as Mumbai, and would explore everything from Imam Zamin’s Tomb to Jamali Kamali and the beautiful Rajon ki Baoli. The organiser, Neha Chopra, who runs Planet Abled–a travel company exclusively for the differently-abled–told MAIL TODAY that the venture would help the differently-abled enjoy heritage spots.

Source : http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/delhi-now-a-special-heritage-walk-for-the-disabled-red-fort-qutub-minar-humayuns-tomb-mehrauli-archaeological-park/1/581425.html

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