City turns 'handicap-friendly'

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 September, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 September, 2008, 12:00am
 

Beijing authorities are installing special facilities in buses, taxis, subway stations and shopping malls to make the host city 'handicap friendly', as part of government preparations for the Paralympics which start on Saturday, Xinhua said yesterday. About 600 Paralympic vehicles have been converted as handicap-friendly vehicles, and 2,000 low-chassis barrier-free buses bought and put into service. At least one exit at each of 123 subway stations is equipped with wheelchair lifts.

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