In order to ease congestion at the platforms, the railway ministry has installed escalators at railway stations across the country. The escalators on platforms 1 and 6 were inaugurated at Mysuru railway station on Saturday.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the facility via video link from Madagaon. Each escalator costs about Rs1.16 crore, which also includes civil works.
In order to allow a smooth movement from one platform to another and as part of modernisation of the railway stations across the country, the railway ministry has announced the installation of escalators in ‘A1’ and ‘A’ category stations across the country.
Addressing the media persons, the Assistant Divisional Railway Manager, P Ram said that the railways has planned to install two more escalators on platforms 2, 3, 4 and 5 which connects to subway and will be completed before December.
Reportedly, 10 escalators have been allotted to the South Western Railway region of which the two escalators have already been commissioned at the Yeswantapur railway station, Bengaluru, along with two at Mysuru station and one at Bengaluru city station.
According to railways, the two escalators installed at the Mysuru station include international technology of EEN-115.