DMRC to add 800 More Lifts and Escalators in Phase-III
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will add another 800 lifts and
escalators to provide a more safe and convenient journey to Metro
commuters during its Phase III project execution.
Presently, the Delhi Metro operates 399 lifts and 490 escalators
across its 140 Metro Stations, 8 Depots and other installations in the
system which are maintained by one of the largest team of Maintainers
in India. These lifts and escalators are further regularly checked by
a team of Inspector of Lifts, nominated by the Government of National
Capital Territory (GNCTD) of Delhi. To ease the process, DMRC is
planning to evolve an automatic monitoring and rectification system in
Approximately 72 crore Metro commuters use these lifts and escalators
every year while traversing in Delhi Metro. On a daily basis, 12 lakh
people use escalators while 3 lakh use lifts .The DMRC has, thus, been
able to provide a safe and hassle-free journey to all Metro commuters
without registering any incident of trapping or failure in 2011.
In order to spread more awareness among the public for safe use of
lifts and escalators, Delhi Metro has tied up with Bharat Scouts and
Guides of Northern Railways who are guiding and educating the
passengers in the Metro system on a daily basis. Approximately 125
Scouts and Guides are helping DMRC in observing ‘Safety Awareness
Week’ from 1st January to 7th January, 2012.
In addition, Delhi Metro has provided additional escalator for Foot
Over Bridge (FOB) at Laxmi Nagar, Akshardham and Jasola-Apollo Metro
Stations. Besides, a new lift is under installation at the entry of
Patel Nagar Metro Station and an Auto Car Call register has been
provided in two floor lifts by virtue of which there is no need to
press any button for going up or down.
For enhancing maintenance skills of field staff, dedicated escalators
have also been installed at the Shastri Park Training School. Free
pamphlets pertaining to safety guidelines to be observed while using
lifts and escalators are also being distributed to Metro commuters at