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Wooden ramp to be built for people with disabilities at Marina beach

The Marina beach will have beach-view chairs, better drinking water facilities, accessible toilets, and other amenities, officials of the Greater Chennai Corporation told IANS.

SNS | New Delhi |

The famous Marina beach in Chennai will soon have a wooden ramp, much to the delight of People with disabilities (PwD), and also to social activists who were at the forefront in campaigning for the pathway for differently-abled people.

According to officials with the Greater Chennai corporation, the ramp would be built across from the Vivekananda residence on Marina beach at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore. The project will be finished in a month.

The Marina beach will have beach-view chairs, better drinking water facilities, accessible toilets, and other amenities, officials of the Greater Chennai Corporation told IANS.

The Chennai Corporation had originally decided to build a ramp on Marina beach six years prior, but the project’s implementation was delayed due to the need to get approvals from many departments.

To commemorate the International Day of the PwD on December 3, 2021, a temporary wooden ramp was put in place at the beach going to the water.

A social activist for the PwD named G.S. Karthikeyan applauded the Greater Chennai Corporation’s decision to construct a ramp.
(with inputs from IANS)