HC directs disability access of J&K airports

HC directs disability access of J&K airports

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has directed for disability access audit of airports in Jammu and Kashmir.
The court directed airport directors of Srinagar, Jammu and Leh as well as the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to coordinate with Nipun Malhotra, founder of Nipman foundation for taking out disability access audit of the three airports in the state.
The court noted that basic facilities as ambu-lifts, tactile markings, toilets for those with special needs are not available and it is of urgent need and attention for differently-abled persons to be given the required facilities.
“Recommendation to be obtained so that all the three airports are made completely accessible to the differently-abled,” the court said.
The court also directed Airport Authority of India (AAI) to ensure that all measures as are essential for enabling access to the airports as well as aircrafts and all other facilities are provided at the airports.
The court also directed AAI to ensure that expenses of all necessary facilities including accommodation and travel of Nipun Malhotra, his attendants and representatives of Nipman Foundation are taken care of. The court will again hear the matter on July 23.