214 Escalators on Central Railway suburban stations by March 2019


214 Escalators on Central Railway suburban stations by March 2019

Central Railways’ (CR) suburban section is just months away from getting fully-functional escalators on every station, as was proposed in budget in February.

A massive work for 214 escalators has begun in CR. 40 escalators will be ready by June this year under the first phase. This is a part of the safety measure that the railways has taken since a massive stampede at Elphinstone Road on September 29 killed around 27 people.

Senior CR officials said that right now, 34 escalators have been commissioned for public use. “We shall be constructing 40 escalators before monsoon. Testing and other technical works of many of these are underway,” said SK Jain, Divisional Railway Manager (Mumbai), CR. Read More

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