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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
14-March-2018 17:16 IST
 Installation of Lifts and Escalators at Railway Stations

Railways has 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. The Zone-wise details for lifts and escalators installed thereof are as under:

Zonal Railway-wise Position of Lift & Escalators

 

SN

Zonal Railway

No. of Escalator Installed

No. of Stations covered

No. of Lift Installed

No. of Stations covered

1

Central Railway

34

17

30

14

2

Eastern Railway

13

7

6

3

3

East Central Railway

6

3

-

-

4

East Coast Railway

6

2

9

4

5

Northern Railway

61

15

42

15

6

North Central Railway

17

7

3

2

7

Northeast Frontier Railway

4

2

-

-

8

North Western Railway

20

6

9

4

9

North Eastern Railway

20

8

12

4

10

Southern Railway

87

34

59

28

11

South Central Railway

42

15

49

20

12

South East Central Railway

8

3

12

5

13

South Western Railway

13

4

12

3

14

South Eastern Railway

12

6

10

4

15

Western Railway

43

14

46

18

16

West Central Railway

12

4

18

6

17

Metro

75

24

13

7

Total

473

171

330

137

               

 

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

 

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