Four escalators are already running for passengers at Patna Junction. It has 10 platforms with at least 280 passenger trains passing through the station daily.
According to Birendra Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of ECR, Rajendranagar Terminal, which has been rated as one of the best maintained railway stations in terms of cleanliness in Indian Railways, has more There will be three lifts. A pair of escalators and lifts are already operational to cater to the needs of passengers.
The Railways has initiated several development projects at various stations to provide more amenities to passengers at a time when footfall has increased tremendously at all major stations under the ECR jurisdiction. The CPRO said that the Railways has provided escalators at 31 and lifts at 27 stations in ECR while work is underway to install 14 escalators and 49 lifts at other stations under its jurisdiction.
Besides Patna and Rajendranagar terminal, escalators have been made functional at Pataliputra Junction, Ara, Buxar. went, Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction, Dhanbad, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur and Darbhanga till now. Railways has decided to install six escalators in Dhanbad, two each in Hajipur and Muzaffarpur. He said that the process of installation of escalator will be completed during the financial year 2022-23.
Railways has started expediting the completion of installation of 49 more lifts including Patna (4), Rajendranagar Terminal (3). Sasaram (3), one more Mokama at Dehri on Sone, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction, Anugrah Narayan Road, Sonepur, Bruni, Khagadia, Darbhanga, Ara, Danapur, Raksol, Naraktiaganj, Jayanagar, Baitiya, Madhubani, Dhanbad. give. , Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose GomohParasnath, Sangruli and Daltonganj stations under ECR, Railways said, adding that lifts will be made functional at Rajendranagar Terminal, Sonepur and Darbhanga stations in the current financial year 2022-23. .