497 Railway stations made Divyangjan friendly by providing either lifts or escalators

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Divyangjan friendly Railway stations in India

1090 Escalators at 339 stations have been provided upto August’2022

981 Lifts at 400 stations have been provided upto August’2022

Delhi, Sept 28

As a part of ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’, to provide ease of movement for Divyangjans, aged and children on railway platforms, Indian Railways is installing lifts and escalators at railway stations across the country. So far, there are 497 stations where either lifts or escalators have been provided.

Escalators:- As per policy, normally Railways are providing escalators at State Capitals, Cities having population more than 10 Lakh or stations having footfall more than 25000 per day.

So far, 1090 Escalators at 339 stations have been provided upto Aug’2022. Yearwise position of  provision of Escalators is as under:-

YEARUpto Mar’20192019-202020-212021-222022-23 till Aug.
Nos, of Escalators provided65686120182+ 10 (Rep.)46+ 8 (Rep.)

Lifts:- As per policy, GM/Zonal Railways are empowered to select stations/platforms for provision of  Lift considering footfall, constraints of space etc.

So far, 981 Lifts at 400 stations have been provided upto Aug.’2022. Yearwise position of  provision of Lifts is as under:-

YEARUpto Mar’20192019-202020-212021-222022-23 till Aug.
Nos, of Lifts provided4849215620841

Indian Railways has been consistently trying to improve passenger amenities at various stations. Provision of escalators and Lifts at the railway platforms is a part of this and also a necessity in view of the ever increasing passenger volumes. Such facility would facilitate improvement at exit/entry of passengers and is a further step to improve passenger safety as well.

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