Two state-of-the-art escalators commissioned at Shyambazar Metro

21 Dec 2017

Metro Railway, Kolkata has undertaken a lot of initiatives with a view to provide more amenities to its commuters. As part of this programme, two state-of-the-art escalators have been commissioned at Shyambazar Metro station.  The escalators were inaugurated by two senior citizens on Thursday.  The two escalators have been installed parallel to each other for upward and downward movement of the passengers between mezzanine and surface gate at the South side of Shyambazar station which have replaced the 22 year old escalators. These escalators are provided with energy efficiency features and human sensors for automatic stopping when there are no passengers. These also have latest safety features prescribed by Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO). 16 old escalators have been identified for replacement and the scheme is under finalization.  The existing escalators will be replaced by least modification of the existing civil structure and provision of latest safety feature for passenger safety. It is targeted to complete the replacement work within next two years. (EOIC)