New Delhi: About 400 more escalators at 172 railway stations have been planned by the Indian Railways. So far, a total of 126 escalators at 56 railway stations have been provided. Provision of escalators at ‘A-1’, ‘A’ and ‘C’ category stations of tourist importance is a part of Desirable Amenities and are planned on need basis depending upon techno commercial feasibility and availability of fund.
Indian Railways continuously strive to provide comfortable and affordable travel experience to its passengers. Initiatives which have already been taken include Proliferation of E-Ticketing, Ticketing through Mobile Phone, Ticketing through SMS, Tatkal Facilitation, Proliferation through Tie-up with other institutions (Post Offices), Alternate Mode of sales for Unreserved Tickets, Jansadharan Tickets Booking Sewaks (JTBS), Reduction in Advance Reservation Period, Mandatory ID Proof for all Reserved Classes to Prevent Misuse of Tickets, Facility of Modern Luggage Trolleys, Battery Operated Vehicles, Adarsh Stations, etc.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.