Motorways to Have Special Facilities for the Elderly and Physically Impaired

The federal government of Pakistan is making special efforts to ensure smooth traveling for the elderly and persons with physical impairment at highways and motorways across the country.

On the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, The Ministry of Communication issued an emergency notification to Inspector General Motorway Police and officials of National Highway Authority (NHA) to make special efforts to facilitate disabled and elderly travelers.

All the rest areas along the country’s highways and motorways will need to make effective arrangements including building washrooms and ramps to make traveling easier for disabled and elderly persons.

The availability of wheelchairs for those in need while traveling would also be ensured by the Communication Ministry, with the cooperation of Bait-ul-Maal.

The Ministry of Communications has also issued special instructions for the transport companies to follow said orders including retaining a special quota for seats for elderly and people with physical impairment.

The directives have also been issued to the concerned ministries as well.