is being provided with:
‘Escalators’ with the capacity of carrying 180 persons per minute in all the 10 Platforms
and ‘Lifts’ (capacity of each lift 20 persons) in the First Platform (No:1)and the Last Platform (No:10) at the rear-Bhoiguda Entrance.
The total cost of the 7 escalators installed so far is Rs 6.6 Crores and the total cost of installing the 2 lifts is Rs 98 Lakhs.
With the completion of the commissioning of all the escalators, the “Secunderabad Railway Station” will have the distinction of the “First Railway Station” in India to have ‘escalators’ in all the 10 platforms and ‘lifts’ in the first and the last platforms.
According to an estimate of the SCR, around 43000 persons are using the escalators per day and the escalators and lifts would facilitate easy and quick movement of passengers, especially the elderly, sick, and physically challenged persons from one platform to other.
Earlier, the ‘Nizamuddin’-New Delhi Railway station
Will the ‘Southern Railways’ take efforts to regulate continuous use of the existing ‘escalator’ and also provide ‘lifts’ and ‘escalators’ in all its 9 platforms soon?
It is apt now to recall that in the last ‘Railways Budget’ of India,