Accessible India Campaign – Belagavi Airport is now fully accessible

Drop Spot for Divyangjan in Belagavi Airport

Accessible India campaign, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 3, 2015, is being implemented under three broad categories — accessibility in public transport (airports, railways and road), public buildings, and information and communication technology

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has launched Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) as a nation-wide Campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

In public transport, the target was to conduct accessibility audit of all domestic airports and convert them into full accessible airports by March 2018, However it was extended till March 2020. According to data provided by DEPwD to Parliament, so far, 55 of 104 domestic airports have been provided accessible features.

Enhancing proportion of accessible airports

An airport is accessible, if a person with a disability has no barrier in entering it, using all the facilities, and boarding and disembarking from airplanes.

This covers the built environment – surfaces, steps and ramps, corridors, entry ways, emergency exits, parking – as well as indoor and outdoor facilities including lighting, signage, alarm systems and toilets.

Tactile Flooring for Divyangjan in Belagavi Airport

Conducting accessibility audit of Airports:

Out of 55 selected Domestic and International Airports in India , 2 Important Airport Airports that have been choosen from Karnataka for Conducting accessibility audit and converting them into fully accessible airports are Belagavi Airport And Mysuru Airport. and now they are fully accessible.

Name of the Airport:Belagavi Airport
State:Karnataka
Airport Type:Domestic
Whether Airport Is Accessible:yes
Ramps Available at entrance & exit:6 LOCATIONS
Location 1:Airside arrival, Location 2:Cityside Departure, Location 3:Airside Departure, Location 4:Cityside Arrival, Location 5:Cityside Kerb near Managers office, Location 6:Departure Zone
Wheelchair accessible doorways:Yes
Accessible check-in counter :Yes
Trained staff to provide assistance :Yes
Tactile paving:No
Accessible Toilets:Number Of Accessible Toilets :3LOCATIONSLocation 1:ArrivalLocation 2:DepartureLocation 3:Security Hold Area
Accessible Lifts :Number Of Accessible Lifts :LOCATIONS
Accessible Security Check :Accessible metal detector : :3LOCATIONSLocation 1:Security CheckLocation 2:Security CheckLocation 3:Security Check
Provision of Aero-bridge:No
Ambu Lifts :Number of Ambu Lifts:

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