BSL extends support to elderly people, donates BOC

Bokaro: A battery-operated car (BOC) for the physically challenged and senior citizens was launched at the Bokaro Railway Station here on Saturday. The vehicle was donated by Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aiming to offers easy and comfortable navigation to the elderly person as well as physically challenged on the station.

BSL’s Executive Director (Personnel and Administration) Mukul Prasad and Executive Director (Operations) Atanu Bhowmick handed over the key of the car to Naveen Kumar Divisional Railway Manager, Adra Division.

It is a first of its kind in the division will offer easy and comfortable navigation. The facility was a necessity as Bokaro Railway Station having a large flow of commuters, said A K Haldar Station Master Bokaro Steel City.

Now the facility will serve passengers only on the first platform of the station. But another battery-operated car will be put in use on the fourth platform as well soon, informed an official.

The service will be available round the clock; passenger’s in-need of the facility could contact the Station Master or Chief Ticket Examiner at the railway station. “The service of BOC can be availed by passengers by advance booking on priority and for passengers without prior booking on a first-come-first-serve basis. However, preference shall be given to passengers who are senior citizens, physically challenged, pregnant and sick,” added the official.

Beside others, Uttam Kumar, Vivakar, Sudhanshu Kumar including other railway officials were present there.

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