Installation Of Lifts And Escalators At Railway Stations
Railways have decided to provide escalators at all ‘A1’, ‘A’ & ‘C’ category stations (footfall 25000 and above for ‘C’ category stations) and lifts at A1’, ‘A’ & ‘C’ category stations and stations of tourist importance progressively. Accordingly, Railway has planned to provide additional 2589 additional escalators and 1000 lifts at Railway Stations.
So far, 473 escalators at 171 stations and 330 lifts at 137 stations have been provided. Further, work is in progress for about 308 nos. of escalators at 128 stations and 306 nos. of lifts at 97 stations. This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.