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STATE SERVES ANOTHER NOTICE TO MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS FOR MAKING CITY BE DISABLED-FRIENDLY

disabled-3The state shot off letters to all the municipal corporations, including Mumbai, to ensure that new public utility buildings are sanctioned after they incorporate facilities necessary for the challenged. The state government had made it mandatory to have disabled-friendly facilities in public buildings through Section 37/1 of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning (MRTP) Act in December 2003. This law was applicable to public utility structures like malls, theatres, hospitals, schools, colleges, bus stops, stations and all government offices. Unfortunately, the law was seldom implemented. However, now the state has shot down notices to all civic bodies to implement the law on disabled-friendly structures. The UDD has sought a compliance letter by September 15. According to law, disabled-friendly should include:

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