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45 lifts & 35 escalators installed by NFR at its stations till March 2024


By TC News Desk

Agartala, 22nd May 2024 :  In order to further improve the existing passenger amenities and make railway stations more passenger friendly, the NF 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. NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Sabyasachi De informed in a press communiqué on Wednesday.

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.

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