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Handicapped group sues BMA over lack of lifts at BTS stations

Jan 20. 2017
 Handicapped protesters head to the Civil Court Friday.
Handicapped protesters head to the Civil Court Friday.
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By The Nation

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A group of handicapped protesters in wheelchairs took the subway to Civil Court yesterday to file a lawsuit against Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) over the lack of lifts at BTS stations.

Manit Inpim, the co-organiser of the group from Transport for All Foundation, said they was upset that the BMA failed to keep their promise to install lifts at all BTS skytrain stations as ordered by the Administrative Court.

Manit said that many BTS stations still do not have lifts and were therefore inaccessible to handicapped people, the elderly, and those who need special assistance.  She said it was a violation of their rights to access  public transportation.

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