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12.01.2015

State program “Accessible environment”

<p>MAXIM TOPILIN, MINISTER OF LABOR AND SOCIAL PROTECTION OF THE POPULATION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION ADMITTED, “KAZAN CAN BE JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF HIGH-LEVEL EQUIPPED UNDERGROUND AND OTHER TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES”.</p>

<p>"><img src="/airport/NEWS/20150112/2.jpg" hspace="10" align="left" width="400" height="312"  />Today in the interview to “Rossiyskaya gazeta” Maxim Topilin, Minister of labor and social protection of the population of the Russian Federation called Kazan and Sochi the most comfortable cities for people with reduced mobility, “Kazan can be justifiably proud of high-level equipped underground and other transport infrastructure facilities”.</p>

<p>The state program “Accessible environment” started in 2011. The program includes activities on making conditions for the free access for people with reduced mobility to the priority facilities and services. Prime minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev in December 2014 signed the directive on the program deadline extension until 2020.</p>

<p>So, comfortable conditions for transfer and stay for people with reduced mobility were created at Kazan international airport.  There are passenger lifts, telescopic ladders, special vehicle (ambulift) for boarding and disembarking of passengers with reduced mobility to/from the aircraft. The airport became the first participant of the program “Public Phone” in the Republic of Tatarstan. Public phones’ equipment allows passengers and visitors with reduced mobility to use new free call service. 82 parking lots (12% from the total amount) were presented for passengers with reduced mobility and their attendants near the Terminal 1 and 1A.</p>

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