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21062018/ 14609-07-2018
N.F. Railway to install lifts and escalators across the zone for passenger convenience

In what would be a new milestone in passenger amenity N.F. Railway would be providing lifts in many important stations across the zone.In the first phase, as many as 7 lifts would be provided, which are targeted for commissioning by September, 2018.Of these, 2 lifts will be provided at New Jalpaiguri, 1 at Katihar, 1 at New Coochbehar, 3 at Guwahati, 2 at Lumding & 1 at Tinsukia.In the second phase as many as 12 lifts are planned to be provided, which are targeted for commissioning by October, 2018.Of these, 2 lifts will be provided at Kishanganj, 2 at Katihar, 2 at New Coochbehar, 3 at Guwahati, 2 at Kamakhya, 2 at Lumding, 1 at Tinsukia & 2 at Dibrugarh.Railway Board has also sanctioned 24 another lifts which are to be provided at important stations of the zone.

These lifts which would facilitate the movement of passengers from the platform level to the Foot Over Bridge.They would be very useful for aged and Divyang passengers who find in difficult to climb the steps in order to cross over from o­ne platform to another.The lifts would be having capacity of 11 persons & would be functional round the clock with uninterrupted power supply.

It is also to be mentioned that while 2 escalators are functional in N.F. Railway, 1 at Guwahati & 1 at New Jalpaiguri the zone is planning to provide another 18 escalators in different stations.Of these 2 would be provided at New Jalpaiguri, 2 at New Coochbehar, 2 at Rangiya, 2 at Guwahati, 2 at Katihar, 2 at New Tinsukia, 2 at Kishanganj, 2 at Lumding & 2 at Kamakhya Stations.All the escalators are targeted for commissioning by December, 2018.

(Pranav Jyoti Sharma)

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