22/06/2018

Rostov-on-Don social taxis serve 496 people over 2018 World Cup

Rostov-on-Don social taxis serve 496 people over 2018 World Cup
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Since the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, taxis for customers with limited mobility have served 496 people, according to Irina Shuvalova, Head of the Rostov-on-Don Department of Social Protection who spoke at a City Press Center news conference.

"These 496 customers include 121 wheelchair users and 98 foreigners. The service proved to be very popular," Shuvalova said.

She added that social taxis provide transit to people with limited mobility, including transferring people to and from Platov Airport. To benefit from the service, customers need to inform the staff in advance.

Rostov Region Minister of Labor and Social Development Yelena Yeliseyeva also pointed out at the news conference that the city has six wheelchair accessible hotels meeting all necessary requirements. Special boards and directions for people with visual impairments were also installed across the city.

 

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News conference on the Accessible Environment Program in the Rostov Region