NFR installs lifts and escalators

Maligaon, May 22 (MExN): 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. Presently, there are 45 lifts and 35 escalators operating in major stations under the five divisions of NF Railway. 

During previous financial year of 2023-24, four lifts were commissioned with 02 lifts at Barsoi and the other two lifts at Jalpaiguri Road railway stations. Total of four escalators were also commissioned at Agartala and Kamakhya railway stations with two escalators each at either station. Works for installation of94 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. This was stated in a press release issued by Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR.