Requirement of Escalators for Multi-Platform Railway Stations
In order to facilitate easy movement of elderly and differently abled passengers, as per the existing guidelines, escalators are being provided at ‘A1’, ‘A’, ‘C’ category stations and stations of tourist importance based on techno commercial feasibility and availability of funds. So far, 244 no. of escalators at 96 stations have been provided. In addition, 400 no. of escalators at 171 stations have been sanctioned.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.