Think of raising track height: HC to Railways

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday told the Railways to consider increasing the height of tracks in the city to prevent flooding due to rain.

A Division Bench of Justices Naresh Patil and Girish Kulkarni was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Indian Centre for Human Rights and Law. The PIL seeks directions from the court to implement the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The PIL says the revised Guidelines and Space Standards for Barrier-Free Built Environment for Persons with Disabilities and Elderly Persons be followed.

The court also suggested constituting an empowered committee to provide fire and hospital facilities in times of disaster.

To make railway stations disabled friendly, the HC suggested enlisting the help of private companies.

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