In a bid to make the railway stations visually impaired-friendly, Southern Railway has put in Braille navigation maps at Chennai Central Railway station and egmore station. This will assist the visually impaired traverse on their very own. The Braille Maps had been put in on Monday.
The map is mounted on the entrance of the 2 railway stations and is 3X3 toes in measurement. It will assist information the visually impaired passengers to navigate throughout the station to evaluate ticket counters, differently-abled individuals’s bathrooms, concourse areas, water faucets, ready rooms, cloakrooms, foot over bridge, and entry and exit factors of platforms.
Southern Railway mentioned in an announcement that QR codes are offered on the Braille boards/signages and could be scanned with smartphones which can activate audio messages. These audio messages will information the passengers to the locations the place they meant to go.Ramani P Mathai, who works with the visually impaired, whereas chatting with IANS, mentioned, “The set up of Braille boards in Chennai and Egmore railways stations is a welcome step by the Railways. The visually impaired will now have the ability to navigate by way of the station to achieve the platforms the place they’re headed in addition to get instructions to achieve bathrooms or to locations they intend to journey throughout the station. A terrific initiative by the Southern Railway.”