People with mobility problems to have accessible
transport on voting day in Goa
The differently abled and the elderly suffering from mobility issues in Goa now have the encouragement and facility needed to cast their valuable and defining vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Ezy Mov, India’s first wheelchair accessible taxi service which was launched in Goa recently, will provide free accessible transport for wheelchair users in the Panjim Assembly Constituency for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections which will be held on 23rd April 2019 in Goa.
This free service will enable wheelchair users to travel to the polling stations to cast their vote with greater ease. This transport facility has been provided by the office of the Chief Electoral Office Goa as part of accessible Lok Sabha elections 2019. This is the first time that the Election Commission of India has provided a free transport facility for persons with disabilities and the elderly. This provision is in place to ensure that no one is left behind without casting their vote as it will allow the differently abled and the elderly to travel to the polling station and cast their vote since each vote matters. Wheelchair accessible transport for the elections will also be used in Goa for the first time due to the availability of an Ezy Mov vehicle in Goa.
Mr Bennett D'Cunha Founder of Ezy Mov says, ‘We at Ezy Mov are extremely pleased to offer our wheelchair taxi service on election day for our differently abled brethren. I'm sure this facility will encourage them to exercise their franchise as a responsible and equal citizens of our country. Special thanks to Mr Kunal, Chief Electoral Officer, Goa for his constant support to make voting accessible in Goa.’
Mr Avelino de Sa, President of Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG), welcomed the initiative of the Chief Electoral Office, Goa to provide free wheelchair accessible transport to persons with disabilities and the elderly for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and expressed his gratitude to Chief Electoral Officer Goa Mr Kunal for the same.
Read more about Ezy Mov here: Ezy Mov-Taxi Service, a Boon to Persons with Disabilities