Mumbai: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Maharashtra will provide a special ‘pick-up and drop’ facility for differently abled voters in Mumbai on April 29, the polling day. For this, Ashwanikumar Singh has roped in NGO V Citizens Action Network (VCAN) and Ezy Mov Solutions Pvt Ltd, which is India’s first wheelchair accessible taxi service.
Out of the 94,60,900 voters in Mumbai, 5,921 are listed as differently abled and of these, 2,662 voters are from the island city, while 3,259 are from the eastern and western suburbs. The transport facilities will be made available to those who have registered on the Person with Disabilties (PWD) app.
Bennet D’cunha, the co-founder of Ezy Mov Solutions said that since they have wheelchair accessible vehicles, they are offering the services and approached VCAN. “We will be offering 14 vehicles from our fleet on the polling day, from 7am to 6pm,” he said.