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597 Railway Stations made Divyangjan friendly-Ministry of railway

597 Railway Stations made Divyangjan friendly by providing either lifts or escalators

 

Total 1287 escalators at 372 stations provided upto December 2023

 

Total 1292 lifts at 497 stations provided upto December 2023

Posted On: 17 JAN 2024 4:06PM by PIB Delhi

Indian Railways is committed to make its railways stations and trains accessible for Divyangjans as part of “Sugamya Bharat Mission” or Accessible India Campaign of Government of India. Improvement/ augmentation of amenities including those for Divyangjans is a continuous process at Railway stations. In order to facilitate easy movement of elderly, sick and Divyangjans and for smooth access to platforms of major railway stations and for ease of movement, lifts/escalators are being provided as part of ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyaan’.

 

There are total 597 stations where either lifts or escalators are provided.

In details , as of December 2023, Indian Railways has made significant efforts to make its stations more accessible for people with disabilities, the elderly, and the sick, as part of the “Sugamya Bharat Mission” or Accessible India Campaign. During calendar year 2023, 227 lifts and 128 escalators were provided

This includes installing lifts and escalators at various stations. In total, 597 railway stations have been equipped with either lifts or escalators. Specifically, there are 1287 escalators at 372 stations and 1292 lifts at 497 stations. This initiative is aimed at improving the ease of movement for passengers, particularly for those who need extra assistance, and is a part of the ongoing efforts to enhance passenger amenities and safety at railway stations.

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