In a move that will help persons with special needs easily meet their transportation requirements, Mowasalat (Karwa) has launched a new fleet.
This is in addition to the existing number of Karwa taxis for passengers with special needs, according to a statement Sunday.
The new cars are equipped with all safety and security requirements and features that provide a convenient and comfortable service. The new taxis are launched in two types with different seating capacity that can accommodate from two to three wheelchairs along with seats for their escorts.
New Karwa taxis for passengers with special needs
An interior view of new Karwa vehicle for persons with special needs
With the new fleet, the number of Karwa taxis for passengers with special needs has reached 20. These vehicles have ramps that can take up to 400kg weight. Built-in safety locks and non-slippery floors keep wheelchairs stable inside the vehicle. Electrically operated doors are among the other advanced features.
Mowsalat is also keen to ensure that public transport buses are wheelchair accessible in accordance with international standards to provide the highest levels of safety and comfort for specially-abled persons.
Karwa taxi for passengers with special needs can be ordered or booked through the toll-free number 8008294 or through the Karwa Taxi app.
Nasser Mamdouh al-Shammari, LTS director, said it’s important to support members of the community with special needs.
“Such measures are carried as part of our social responsibility initiatives. This will also ensure their social inclusion, by helping them to commute affordably with ease and comfort too,” he added.