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45 Lifts & 35 Escalators installed by NFR at its Stations till March 2024, Aims toward providing better Passenger Amenities

In order to further improve the existing passenger amenities and make railway stations more passenger friendly, the N.F. Railway have installed several lifts and escalators at stations within its jurisdiction having considerable footfalls. In fact, NFR has decided to uplift the available infrastructure of few selected railway stations to higher level standards. Such transformation aims towards easy movement of passengers specially elderly, differently able & ailing o­nes, from o­ne platform to another. New lifts and escalators will play an important role in addition to provisioning and up gradation of many other passenger amenities.


Presently, there are 45 lifts and 35 escalators operating in major stations under the five divisions of N.F. Railway. During previous financial year of 2023-24, four lifts were commissioned with 02 lifts at Barsoi & the other 02 lifts at Jalpaiguri Road railway stations. Total of four escalators were also commissioned at Agartala & Kamakhya railway stations with two escalators each at either station.


Works for installation of 94 lifts at 46 railway stations have been sanctioned under ‘Amrit Bharat Station Scheme’ are underway. Similarly, works of additionally sanctioned 26 Escalators at 13 stations under ‘Amrit Bharat Station Scheme’ are also at different stages of installation.


In view of the ever-increasing passenger volumes, N. F. Railway emphasizes the construction of more lifts, escalators at major stations for safe and convenient entry and exit of passengers, as well as for ease of cross-navigation within the railway facilities. These additional facilities will provide easier access to passengers, help in providing them a pleasant experience of train journey and make the railway services more users friendly.

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