Senior citizens find a marked improvement in facilities
During Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, senior citizens usually face difficulties in accessing cubicles in the town and in close by districts. Senior citizens and the bodily challenged find it troublesome to climb steep and slender staircases. The absence of ramps and wheelchairs add to their woes.
However, this election, authorities supplied postal votes to these above 80 and introduced the development of ramps in any respect cubicles and provision of wheelchairs with volunteers.
The Greater Chennai Corporation and the Kancheepuram district administration organized for wheelchairs in any respect cubicles and posted volunteers drafted from the National Service Scheme (NSS). Yet, a few senior citizens complained in regards to the lack of wheelchairs.
M. Dhanalakshmi, 80, of T. Nagar, stated she was unaware of postal voting; nor did she find any wheelchair with volunteers at a college on Venkatnarayana Road in the town. Finding that wheelchairs weren’t obtainable, she voted with the assistance of her granddaughter.
A. Annapoorani, 94, of Vinayakapuram, thanked the civic physique for offering wheelchairs and developing ramps, which helped in easy accessibility to her sales space at a company college in Chepauk. Chinnayan, 95, went to the sales space at a authorities college at Tirupattur in a wheelchair. Yasodha, a resident of the TNHB quarters at Kancheepuram, was all reward for the Collector for offering senior citizens with wheelchairs and NSS volunteers.