Bursaray's Disabled Lifts Renewed
31 elevators used by disabled people in 70 stations of the light rail system, which was built by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and called as 'BursaRay', are being renewed because they are narrow and unusable.
31 elevators used by disabled people in 70 stations of the light rail system, which was built by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality and called as 'BursaRay', are being renewed because they are narrow and unusable. It is stated that the renovation of the elevators will cost 4 million 200 thousand liras.
It was decided to renew the 1998 disabled elevators in the first stations of BursaRay, which was initiated in 2002 and opened in 70 by Erdoğan Bilenser of Bursa Metropolitan Mayor Dsp. Affiliated to Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Bursa Transportation Public Transport Management Inc. (BURULAŞ), the old elevators in BursaRay's 31 stations in total started to be replaced by a private company due to their narrow and uselessness. Stating that the change that started with the Şehretüstü station will continue throughout the year, BURULAŞ General Manager Levent Fidansoy said, “Our disabled citizens could not use the old elevators. When used as a freight elevator, malfunctions increased. Therefore, we will first replace 60 elevators with 17 thousand TL each. Later, we will complete this number to 70 ”.
"WE HAVE HAPPENED FOR 12 YEARS"
If Turkey Disabled Association Bursa Branch President Müzeyyen Yildirim, said people with disabilities for 12 years because it could not get comfortable on the subway elevators, "a person or a wheelchair lift to the existing battery was getting very difficult. He could not take his companion with him. It was necessary to press the button to go down. Spastic disabled and those who cannot use their hands were a problem for the disabled. "The new elevators are wider and open automatically," he said.
Source : I www.haberler.co