Railways Plan to Provide more Escalators at Stations
Escalators have been planned to be provided at A1 category and other important Railway stations across Indian Railways progressively. The work for provision of 100 escalators is currently under progress. Further, 400 more escalators have also been sanctioned.
Provision of standard ramp with railing for barrier free entry is contemplated at all stations over Indian Railways starting with A1, A&B category stations, standard ramps have been provided at station entrance at 562 stations. Ramps have also been provided at the end of platforms inter connected by pathways for ease of inter platform transfer for physically disabled people.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.