BBSR Railway Station gets First Escalator

Bhubaneswar Railway station commissioned its first escalator at platform No. 1 after successful trials. It is a major achievement for East Coast Railway (ECoR). The railway facility is being provided for the convenience of large number of passengers especially the patients and senior citizens.

The escalator was inaugurated by Divisional Railway Manager of Khurda division, S K Mohanty, on Wednesday. Around Rs 79.26 lakh has been spent on the escalator installation. There are two path ways having 32 steps. It can carry 120 passengers per minute with a speed of 0.5 metre per second.

The escalator was sanctioned during 2009-10 and the work started in 2012.

After the successful installation of the escalator, one more has been sanctioned for Bhubaneswar railway station. It is likely to be completed by the end of this year.

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