Escalator installed in platforms 2, 3 in Bengaluru railway station

Railway passengers alighting or boarding trains from Platforms 2 and 3 at the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) railway station now have a much-needed amenity — an escalator.

Published: 06th November 2016 02:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2016 02:55 AM   |  A+A-

Escalator

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu declared the escalator open through video link from Goa on Saturday | Pushkar V

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Railway passengers alighting or boarding trains from Platforms 2 and 3 at the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) railway station now have a much-needed amenity — an escalator. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu declared it open through video link from Goa on Saturday.  

This is the fifth escalator at the city railway station. Installed at a cost of `1.4 crore, the facility connects the common foot overbridge running across all platforms of the railway station to these two platforms that are located adjacent to each other.

“With long-distance trains like Kacheguda Express, Kurla Express, Prashanti Express and Chennai-bound trains (evening ones) departing from these platforms and the Kochuveli-Bangalore Express arriving here, it will prove to be very useful for these passengers, generally bearing heavy luggage,” said a top railway official.

In his address, Prabhu said the government was investing heavily in Railways and passengers will reap the benefits within three or four years.

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