Trains remain the most preferred means for long distance transport in
India due to the vast railway network across the country. Travelling can be
challenging for people with disabilities due to lack of accessible
infrastructure. Ezy Mov, a company that offers wheelchair-accessible
transport services will soon make it more convenient for people with
disabilities to get to railway stations.
Ezy Mov, India’s 1st wheelchair Taxi Company, is
collaborating with the Indian Railways for a unique project
that will provide transportation to and from select railway stations for
travelers with disabilities and senior
citizens in Mumbai.
Many a times people with restricted mobility, wheelchair users and senior
citizens avoid travelling as it is a struggle to get an accessible transport
that can move them safely to train stations.
Ezy Mov is hoping to bring about a positive change with the pilot project
that is all set to start from January 2020.
Bennet Dcunha, Director of Ezy Mov spoke to Newz
Hook about the first of its kind tie up with the Indian Railways.
We want to ensure that people who have to travel long distances through
trains are not discouraged to travel due to lack of inclusive transport
facilities. We are starting the service in Mumbai and we are sure it will
enable more people with disabilities to travel to and from railways
stations hassle free. We want this tie up to be a positive example of
public and private sector coming together to offer inclusive and accessible
facilities to the disabled community. Bennet Dcunha, Director, Ezy Mov
The transport option will initially be available across nine
different railway terminus across Mumbai from next year.
The pick and drop facility will be started at Panvel, Kalyan,
Borivalli ,Kurla, Dadar, Bombay Central, CST, Lokmanya Tilak and
The railway station transport service will be available to the travelers on
the Indian Railways website and can be availed at the time
of the booking of tickets, and also by directly contacting Ezy Mov.
Ezy Mov vehicles come fitted with ramp for wheelchair access, or a wheelchair
lift and are comfortable and safe for people with disabilities.