Escalators at Udaipur City Railway Station in Three Months
Escalators to be commissioned on Platform No 1 and 2 at Udaipur City Railway Station
As per information given by the Railway Manager – Ajmer Division, Puneet Chawla, the tendering process for installation of Escalators at Udaipur Railway Station have been finalized.
Puneet said that approval for funding for the project has been received after a two year delay to the process, and escalators will be installed at the City railway station within 3 months from now – a step towards Smart City initiative for Udaipur. He further said that a pair of escalators will be commissioned on Platform No 1 and Platform No 2.
At the moment the project is meant for the main entry and no provisions have been planned for escalators near the new entry or at Rana Pratap Railway Station. A lift is also to be commissioned for those passengers who would have difficulty in using the escalators.
In another interesting development, the DRM has permitted plying of battery operated rickshaws on the platform for providing services to passengers who have difficulty in walking across the platform. The decision has been taken subsequent to the proposal by Rail Advisory Committee to the then DRM Naresh Salocha, and members of the Udaipur Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Rail Management has approved the battery operated rickshaws to be operated by any industry, corporate group, club or association. The operators will be free to promote their services.Compiled from: Dainik Bhaskar, 16th June 2016
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