ANI | | Posted by Nisha Anand
The Greater Chennai Corporation on Saturday announced that the “permanent ramp” at the Marina Beach will become operational on November 27. The corporation said the ramp will help people with various disabilities to enjoy the view of the Marina Beach. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin will inaugurate the ‘permanent ramp’ at Chennai Marina beach at 4 pm tomorrow.
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The wooden ‘permanent ramp’ at the Chennai Marina beach is a big relief for people with disabilities who want to enjoy the sea breeze and waves close to the shore.
It would be a 235-meter-long path that is 3.4 meters wide and was built at the expense of ₹1.5 crore opposite Vivekananda House in Marina. Handrails are also installed throughout the ramp to help the physically challenged and elderly citizens.
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Many activists have been demanding this ramp at Marina Beach for more than ten years.
On the occasion of World Disability Day, which is celebrated on December 3, NGOs here along with the Chennai Corporation have been practicing putting up a temporary ramp so that the residents of Divyaang can reach the sea.
Every year the participants would demand a permanent ramp at the Chennai beaches.