MphasiS launches ‘KickStart’ with ‘Wheels of Change’

By : |November 29, 2013 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: MphasiS launched “KickStart – a cab service”, an initiative that aims to provide accessibility for persons with disabilities and senior citizens.

MphasiS has tied up with ‘Wheels of Change’, an NGO to launch the social enterprise, close to World Disability Day 2013. The launch is a step towards making Bangalore a transportation friendly city for persons with disabilities and elderly thus addressing one of the major social issues of today.

In the launch phase, KickStart Cabs has three re-modelled cars that enables people with mobility restrictions to smoothly use the vehicle and also has a GPS monitoring system to track the movement. To avail the service one can call KickStart on 8105600445.

The first KickStart cab is a swivel chair model, where the front passenger seat comes half way out of the door. This enables the passenger using crutches/walking stick or other temporary injuries to just stand up and sit down as in a regular chair. The transfer from the seat and vice-versa is simple with this adaptation for wheel chair users as well.

The second model includes a ramp that opens out of the vehicle door enabling the wheel chair user to get in through the ramp. The wheel chair is locked inside the vehicle for a safe ride.

In the third, the front passenger turns out like the first model. A wheelchair frame can be attached to the bottom of the turned out seat. The whole vehicle seat can be brought out of the vehicle. The car seat becomes a wheel chair as it comes out.

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