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Air India Restricts a disabled to board flight

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Air India flight bound from Coimbatore to Chennai restricted a Disabled person citing reasons that the aircraft was small and the passage was too narrow to take the passenger up on a wheel chair.

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Meenakshi Balasubramanian, the co-ordinator of the centre for Promotion of Social Justice with Locomotive Disorder had booked a ticket in the Air India flight to Chennai and also mentioned while booking ticket that she needed a wheel chair. As she arrived at the airport, the airline authorities refused her entry and citied reason that it was not sage to take her on the wheel chair through the ladder and the entry point was also small. She was kept stranded in the airport after cancelling the ticket and said that the gesture of the airline authorities was condemnable.

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