On Sunday, the 10th of March 2019, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) announced in a press release that the bus and ferry trips would be provided for people who are differently abled, for free.
IN order to get this benefit, one must be registered to the National Social Protection Agency (NSPA) as a person who is differently abled, and present the identity card handed out by the agency to the MTCC officials.
MTCC stated that the companys land and marine vehicles were designed to maximize the ease, so that it would be convenient for the differently abled to embark and disembark from them.
Furthermore, the company said that the choice to cancel fares for differently abled people was to help empower such individuals, as well as promote social inclusion and provide additional opportunities.
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