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Bus Fleet in Isfahan to Serve People With Special Needs

Bus Fleet in Isfahan to Serve People With Special NeedsBus Fleet in Isfahan to Serve People With Special Needs

The Bus Rapid Transit lines in the central city of Isfahan will serve people with special needs by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2020), an urban manager said.
Alireza Salavati, managing director of Transportation and Traffic Organization of Isfahan Municipality, said that in order to improve the accessibility of transport facilities for the visually-challenged people, BRT stations in Isfahan will be equipped with relevant elements, IRNA reported.
"Special boundaries along with corduroy or blister paths will be created in and around the BRT stations to help visually-impaired people scan their surroundings and find their path to the buses," Salavati said.
Isfahan has three operational BRT lines (Lines 1 to 3). Lines 2 and 3, which were launched more recently, are partially friendly for the physically disadvantaged people.
"Line 1, which has been operating for over a decade, needs a fundamental overhaul and repair," he said.
“In addition to these assistive elements, guides and guards are needed to help the visually-impaired,” Salavati added, noting that such moves must not stop here and urban subway stations should also be upgraded to serve people with special needs.  
Isfahan's subway includes a total of three lines (1, 2 and 3), of which only one is currently operational. 
The 20-kilometer Line 1 links the north to the south of the city with 20 stations. With a multi-phase construction process, the line became fully operational in 2017. 

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