World Disability Day observed

Staff Reporter

BHUBANESWAR: World Disability Day was observed here on Saturday with the physically challenged people highlighting their problems and the alleged indifferent attitude of the Government towards their plight. They staged street plays in different parts of the city to highlight their problems.

Remarkable show

The programme was organised by `Swabhiman', a Bhubaneswar-based disability information and resource centre.

A performance by the Astad Deboo Dance Foundation with troupe of dancers from Clark School for the Deaf was organised in the evening to mark the event.

Extra coaches

East Coast Railway has attached 12 extra coaches in different important trains to clear the extra rush of passengers from December 1 to 6.

The trains in which extra coaches have been provided include the 2801 Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express, 8403 Puri-Ahmedabad Express, 8401 Puri-Okha Express, 8303/8304 Sambalpur-Bhubaneswar-Sambalpur Inter City Express and 6563 Visakhapatnam-Bangalore Express.