The Madras High Court has recently directed the Tamil Nadu Government to file a report indicating how government buildings and all public places allow access to persons with disabilities.
The Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy passed this order while hearing a petition filed by M. Karpagam.
The Court has directed that the report should also indicate the toilet facilities available for such persons at government buildings and the easy access to the toilets.
It may be indicated that there are Central Government guidelines in such regard for all public buildings and government-owned buildings to follow the relevant guidelines. The report to be filed should also indicate the extent of adherence to such guidelines.
“At any rate, whatever new infrastructure facilities are on the planning board or in the process of implementation, they should be modified to ensure that access to persons with disabilities and toilet facilities for them are incorporated,”
-the Court said.
The matter has been listed for further hearing on June 14.