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India para-athlete forced to sleep on train floor

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A para-athlete has criticised poor infrastructure for disabled passengers on Indian trains after she was forced to sleep on the floor of a carriage.
Suvarna Raj told the BBC she was given an upper berth against the rules.
"It's impossible for a wheelchair-bound person to climb to an upper bunk. And my fellow passengers refused to exchange berths," she said.The government has ordered an inquiry, but Ms Raj says she wants "permanent solutions" and "not a usual response".Ms Raj was travelling from Nagpur city in western India to the national capital, Delhi, on Sunday when the incident happened. The journey takes 12 hours.
After news of her ordeal made it to national media, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an inquiry.

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