„Social taxi” free for persons with locomotor disabilities on the elections day
The persons with locomotor disabilities will be able to go to the polling place free by a social taxi in the runoff presidential elections as well. The service was instituted on the initiative of a group of NGOs.
The social taxi was initiated by the Alliance "Infonet" in partnership with the Association "Motivatie", the Association of the Deaf of Moldova and the Medical-Social Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Poor Sight "Low Vision". In a press release, the NGOs say the dispatcher’s office during the first round of voting received 12 calls, but only eight requests could be satisfied, IPN reports.
Therefore, the Association "Motivatie" on November 13 will provide one more specially equipped car for the purpose. The persons with locomotor disabilities will also be taken home by the social taxi from the polling place after voting.
To benefit from this service, the persons with disabilities must call the dispatcher’s office of the service between 9am and 5pm on 022-661-393 or 067300450, at least one hour before the planned trip.
The free service is available only within Chisinau.