DMRC to install more lifts and escalators

Last Updated: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 18:37

New Delhi: With an aim to make the journey
convenient and safe, Delhi Metro will install 800 lifts and
escalators in its ambitious Phase-III project that envisages
connecting another 107 km of the capital.

The Delhi Metro operates 399 lifts and 490 escalators
across its 140 stations, 8 depots and other installations.
"These lifts and escalators are regularly checked by a
team of inspectors nominated by the government of National
Capital Territory (GNCTD) of Delhi. To ease the process, DMRC
is planning to evolve an automatic monitoring and
rectification system in Phase III," a Delhi Metro spokesman
said.

800 lifts and escalators will be installed at stations
and other premises in its ambitious Phase-III project.
Approximately, 72 crore metro commuters use these lifts
and escalators every year while journeying in Delhi Metro. On
a daily basis, 12 lakh people use escalators while 3 lakh use
lifts.

In order to spread more awareness among the public for
safe use of lifts and escalators, Delhi Metro has tied up with
Bharat Scouts and Guides of Northern Railways who are guiding
and educating the passengers in the Metro system on a daily
basis.

In addition, Delhi Metro has provided additional
escalator for Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Laxmi Nagar,
Akshardham and Jasola-Apollo Metro Stations.
Besides, a new lift is being installed at the entry of
Patel Nagar Metro Station and an Auto Car Call register has
been provided in two floor lifts by virtue of which there is
no need to press any button for going up or down, the
spokesperson said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 18:37

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