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Haryana to make 90 buildings disabled friendly

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

As many as 90 buildings in Haryana's two towns Gurugram and Faridabad would be made disabled friendly so that disabled persons may not face any inconvenience.

Disabilities, Social Justice and Empowerment Department Commissioner Raj Nirbhik on Friday said that with the view to facilitate the disabled persons, 42 buildings have been identified in Gurugram, of which two buildings were in dilapidated condition.

Apart from this, estimates of 20 buildings have been made and sent to the Social Justice and Empowerment Department for approval. These include Mini Secretariat, Court Complex, office of electricity department Kadipur, office of police commissioner, civil hospital, public health department and others, he added.

Nirbhik also highlighted the initiatives being taken by the Haryana government for the welfare of the disabled persons, including the decision to provide pension under the Haryana Divyang Pension Rules, 2016 to persons with 60 per cent disability. Apart from this, pension is being provided to such beneficiaries who are unable to visit banks, at their doorstep, the official added.