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Delhi Railway Stations to Get Escalators & Elevators for the Elderly & People with Disabilities

Delhi Railway Stations to Get Escalators & Elevators for the Elderly & People with Disabilities

Six major railway stations in Delhi are all set to get new escalators and elevators which will be installed to make these stations more accessible for senior citizens and people living with disabilities.

Ever wondered why can’t all our railway stations be more like the Delhi Metro stations with their advanced infrastructure and numerous facilities for an easy access?

Well, this will soon be a reality in Delhi as stations in the city are all set to get more escalators and new elevators which will be operational by the end of this year.

This step is being taken to make the stations more accessible for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

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As of now, there are eight escalators at six railway stations in Delhi. These include New Delhi, Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar, Sarai Rohilla and Shahdara stations.

According to Arun Arora, divisional railway manager of Delhi division, 18 more escalators, and 21 elevators have been sanctioned for six main stations in the city. This is how they will be distributed among the stations:

New Delhi railway station – 8 escalators and 6 elevators
Delhi junction – 2 escalators and 6 elevators
Hazrat Nizamuddin station – 4 escalators and 3 elevators
Sarai Rohilla railways station – 2 escalators and 2 elevators
Shahdara junction – 2 escalators and 2 elevators
Anand Vihar station – 2 escalators

Once completed, this initiative will surely help many in the country access these railway stations without any trouble.

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