Social Taxi gathers pace

Service of transport for people with disabilities is becoming more accessible in the western Russian region.

In 2012, in the Kaliningrad region the services of "social taxi" took advantage of about 5.5 thousand people with health problems. This is ten percent higher than it was in 2011.

As reported by the regional Ministry for Social Policy, is currently available transportation service of citizens with disabilities has 37 vans. 27 of them are adapted to carry wheelchairs.

As part of the regional program "Accessible Environment" for the "social taxi" is planned to purchase new specially equipped vehicles. In addition, in 2013 the program in all the municipalities of integrated social services centers will stupenkohody — devices that allow you to overcome the flights of stairs in a wheelchair.

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