New Delhi (Metro Rail News): In a process to enhance the customer experience Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today commissioned 10 additional escalators at 9 Metro stations including 2 new ones at Kashmiri Gate Metro station, thereby, taking the total tally of escalators at this station alone to a record 47 escalators for convenient passenger movement.
Other stations where additional escalators have been commissioned today are: – Rithala, Uttam Nagar(East), Nawada, Rajouri Garden, Shadipur, Yamuna Bank, Subhash Nagar & R K Ashram Marg. DMRC is also in the process of installing 22 more escalators at stations across the network. Kashmere Gate is the only multilayered triple interchange station of the Delhi Metro network which provides an interchange facility between Line-1 (Red Line), Line–2 (Yellow Line) and Line-6 (Violet Line).
With the addition of two more escalators today, it has become India’s only Metro station having so many escalators facilitating convenient passenger movement between various levels. The station also has one of the tallest escalators of the network with a height of 14.5 m, after Janakpuri (West) on Magenta Line which has the tallest escalator with a height of 15.6 m. Besides this, there are six parallel escalators for interchange between Violet and Red Line and vice-versa, which is probably a rare and unique engineering feat at a station area across the world Metros.
The installation and commissioning of these 22 escalators for passenger services are likely to be completed within the next 5-6 months.
Further, Delhi Metro has also planned to install 32 more escalators at major stations such as Adarshnagar, Kirti Nagar, Noida Sec-16, Vaishali, Mundka, etc. by March 2022.
Currently, Delhi Metro has more than 1100 escalators installed and commissioned at its stations across the Delhi-NCR network with 389 KM and 285 stations.