It is a long, difficult climb for the disabled at India’s suburban rail stations

India’s urban train stations are disabled-unfriendly, in spite of 17 years of existence of the Persons with Disabilities Act (1995). With the need for mobility increasing for young and old, the absence of infrastructure such as lifts and escalators is felt acutely.

A man with a walking aid prepares for the long climb down – after coming up an equally steep flight of stairs at the Kodambakkam Railway Station in Chennai, September 18, 2012

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