Chennai Wheelchair Access Travel

Chennai also known by its former name Madras is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India. It is the sixth most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. Chennai wheelchair access is poor compared to western standards. However the city is among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Chennai was also named the ninth-best cosmopolitan city in the world by Lonely Planet. In October 2017, Chennai was added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) list for its rich musical tradition.

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Bus and Train

One challenge is boarding the narrow, ramp-less coaches of the trains reserved for the disabled, lack of disabled-friendly sanitation in the trains makes it evident that accessibility of public transport by the disabled is a privilege.

In Chennai it is almost impossible to board a bus or train without assistance.


There is a Chennai wheelchair access taxi service. Check them out @

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