Person with Disability not getting concession in public transport

  August 22, 2018 By: INSEC

Person with disability, single women and senior citizens of Baglung complained of not getting services and concession in public transport despite of the provision in Act.

The stake holders however said that perpetrators could not be charged as no complaint has been lodged against them.

Chairperson Santosh Paudel of Baglung Hearing Impaired Federation and teacher by profession was travelling to Baglung from Kushma in a bus with registration Number Ga1Kha2547.  The staff of the bus denied of giving him service that he is liable as per law . He lodged complaint at District Administration Office against them on August 16.

The District Administration settled the case on August 21 between the parties in an agreement to give him concession.

The Administrative officer Dhirendra Pant of Baglung said that such complaint was settled for the first time and said that action will be taken if such case is repeated.

The law has ensured that people with disability are liable up to 50% discount in public transportation however it is not implemented in practice.

 


Srijana Panta