Tehran Municipality to Enhance Disability Services

Tehran Municipality is attempting to ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in the urban development of the capital.

All parks in the capital will be equipped with wheelchairs for people with disabilities by the end of the current Iranian calendar year falling on March 20, 2017, Tehran’s mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said.

“Moreover, we are planning on designing parks in each district perfectly modified for the needs of people with disabilities,” Mehr quoted him as saying. “We have also installed 170 outdoor elevators in houses with people with disabilities.”

There is a council in Tehran’s Municipality called Disabled People’s Council which is particularly focused on these hardships and troubles, he noted.

There are special transportation services for the people with disabilities in Tehran, the mayor said, adding, “We are making an attempt to develop such a service as a taxi transport system by allocating a special dialling number for the people with disabilities.”

He further explained that for those students with intellectual disabilities who couldn’t afford to go to school on their own, there have been free-of-charge transportation services to take them to and from school for two years now.

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