With the purpose of modernising Railway stations & providing world class facilities, escalators and lifts are being provided at important stations for the convenience of Rail users over South Western Railway.
Total 10 Nos. of Escalators are sanctioned for South Western Railway.Out which, 9 escalators have been commissioned and 1 escalator installation at Platform No. 9/10 at Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Station is pending owing to Metro Work.This escalator will be commissioned once the Metro Work is completed. Nine escalators which have been commissioned include Two at Hubballi Railway Station on Platform No. 2/3 & 4/5, one at Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Station on platform No. 2/3, Four at Yesvantpur Railway Station in which threeon Platform No. 1 & one on Platform No. 6 and Two at Mysuru Railway Station on platform No. 1 & 6.
Each escalator is costing Rs. 116.78 Lakhs, including civil works such as providing covered shelter and pathway for the escalators. The escalators are of state of art technology; its safety device is fully complying with international standard EEN-115.The escalators have nominal step width of 1000 mm with 4 Nos. of horizontal steps on top and bottom of the escalator with nominal speed of 0.5m per second, keeping in view the convenience and comfort of the passengers.The maximum carrying capacity of the escalator is 100 passengers per minute.The escalators are of heavy duty reversible type and capable of operating safely, smoothly and continuously in both directions for a period of not less than 20 hours a day and 7 days a week.Each step can carry 100 Kgs. of load.The angle of inclination is 30 degrees.The vertical height of each escalator is 5.8m. For the convenience of the passengers, foot light at the level of the stair has been provided in these escalators.
Total 12 Nos. of Lifts are sanctioned for SWR. Out of which 6 Lifts have been commissioned.Six Lifts which have been commissioned include one at Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Station on platform No. 7/8,Three at Yesvantpur on platform No. 2/3, 4/5 & 6 and Two at Mysuru Railway Station on platform No. 2/3 & 4/5.Two Lifts at Hosapete Railway Station on Platform No. 1 & 2/3and Two Lifts at Belagavi Railway Station on Platform No. 1 & 2/3 aretargeted to be commissioned by the end of June, 2017. One lift at Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Station on Platform No. 1 and one lift at Yesvantpur Railway Station on Platform No. 6 will be commissioned by the end of May, 2017.
These lifts are of 20 passengers and 1360 Kgs. carrying capacity and have been provided with State of Art Technology with VVVF Drive system incorporating all safety features such as Automatic Rescue Devices, Door Sensor, etc. It is having carriage width of 1550 mm & height of 2200 mm and is provided with hairline stainless body with LED illuminated cabins with floor-wise annunciator working at a speed of 1.25m per second.The approximate cost of provision of each lift is Rs. 46 Lakhs, including construction of lift well, flooring, ACP works etc.
These escalators and liftswill be ofgreat help to senior citizens and Divyangs.