Two cafes run by persons with disabilities opened in KIA

The eateries are operated by the non-profit Mitti Social Initiatives Foundation, which runs 25 cafes across India by employing differently abled people

Updated - December 07, 2022 10:06 am IST

Published - December 06, 2022 11:32 pm IST - Bengaluru

A file photo of Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

A file photo of Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K

The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has launched two cafes run by persons with disabilities to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons.

The eateries are operated by the non-profit Mitti Social Initiatives Foundation which runs 25 cafes across India by employing differently abled people.

Located within the airport premises, the cafes are open 24/7 and have Braille instructions, sign language interpreters, placards, and ramps.

KIA T2 is the garden terminal of Bengaluru airport
The glitzy Terminal 2 of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru is being called the ‘garden terminal’. | Video Credit: K Murali Kumar

Hari Marar, MD & CEO, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), who inaugurated the cafes, said, “We are delighted to have Mitti Cafe open two outlets at KIA, and to have the opportunity to leverage the power of a platform like that of an international airport to provide employment opportunities to those who are disadvantaged, and spread a message of hope and positivity.”

Alina Alam, CEO and Founder, Mitti Café, said, “To be able to run not one but two cafes by adults with disabilities at the Kempegowda International Airport is a dream come true for us.”

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