The para-athlete took to Twitter on Monday, stating that he had knowledgeable Air India’s cabin crew that he wished his personal wheelchair after touchdown however was offered one which was ‘uncomfortable’ and sized XL
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Indian para swimmer Shams Alam Shaikh on Monday alleged that he needed to await round 90 minutes to get a wheelchair on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide airport in Delhi. He landed within the metropolis on Monday night after a virtually 12-hour lengthy flight from Melbourne.
The para-athlete took to Twitter on Monday, stating that he had knowledgeable Air India’s cabin crew that he wished his personal wheelchair after touchdown however was offered one which was ‘uncomfortable’ and sized XL.
In reply to the tweet, an Air India spokesperson stated Mr Aalam was supplied with an aisle wheelchair ‘as per process from the plane as quickly because the flight landed’.
“His private wheelchair arrived on the belt shortly after due safety clearance. He was escorted by airport dealing with personnel all through. The inconvenience attributable to the delay, which was past our management, within the arrival of his wheelchair is regretted,” stated the spokesperson.
Try the tweets:
We perceive it took a while to ship your private wheelchair because it acquired delayed attributable to airport safety causes. We hope you’ll give us one other alternative to make issues proper. 2/2
— Air India (@airindiain) June 6, 2022
As reported by information company ANI, Alam stated the wheelchairs offered on the airport are massive and can’t be pushed on their very own. He additionally revealed it wasn’t the primary time he confronted this problem on the airport and skilled such inconvenience on home flights as effectively.
“The wheelchairs at airports are massive. No person can drive them on their very own, they should be pushed. How can I ask somebody to come back to the washroom? If different international locations can present their very own wheelchairs, why are we not getting them in India? It’s not the primary time I’ve confronted this, it has occurred up to now on home flights,” Alam was quoted a saying by ANI.
Thanks twitter household to your help. I obtained my wheelchair. Nevertheless @airindiain kindly conduct sensitization program to deal with PwD. If a PwD asking for his wheelchair don’t power them to sit down in your XL measurement uncomfortable wheelchair.
— Shams Aalam (@IamShamsAalam) June 6, 2022
The 35-year-old stated he tweeted out his downside to boost consciousness that if somebody is asking for his private wheelchair, he should given the identical on precedence.
“I acquired my wheelchair after ready for one-and-a-half hours. Via my tweets, I wished to boost consciousness that if somebody is asking to make use of his or her personal wheelchair, please permit them. Everyone cannot slot in the identical measurement and they don’t seem to be comfy in a wheelchair the place they want somebody’s help to push them from behind,” he added.