Dec 28, 2016

Mumbai: Central Railway to put up 18 escalators at stations


Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) has proposed additional 18 escalators and 16 lifts on the suburban railway stations and will be open to public by December 2017. The railway officials are conducting the feasibility study on aspects like location, crowd management and population census for constructing the escalator and lifts on the railway stations.

The railway officials said that the construction of escalators and lifts would be a huge relief for senior citizens and disabled commuters. According to a recent census, around 20,000 commuters were found to be using the escalator on a daily basis. R K Chauve, Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer of CR said, “The cost for constructing one escalator is estimated at Rs 1 crore and the cost for constructing one lift is estimated at Rs 90 lakh.”
Source - Free press journal

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