Disability Rights Alliance


Thursday, 11 November 2010

2010, Desikaran

Man denied wheelchair at T3

NEW DELHI : Even as airline officials crib about the huge area of terminal 3, a 77-year-old passenger, who had specifically requested for a wheelchair, was forced to walk the entire length of the terminal from the boarding gate to the car park when no arrangements had been made for him.

Desikaran, who had flown into Delhi from Chennai on an Air India flight to attend a Food Standard and Safety Authority of India conference, said walking is a highly-painful exercise for him because of which he had specially asked for a wheelchair when booking his ticket. "A wheelchair was provided in Chennai but nothing in Delhi. I landed at 11.45pm and had to walk all the way to the car park. There was a lady passenger with a similar request who also had to walk all the way," he said.