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Now, take the elevator at CST to reach platform

The Central Railway will open the public elevators to reach foot over-bridge at Mumbai CST to encourage commuters to use the bridge and not cross tracks.

india Updated: Aug 14, 2009 01:35 IST
Rajendra Aklekar

The Central Railway will open the public elevators to reach foot over-bridge at Mumbai CST to encourage commuters to use the bridge and not cross tracks.

Slated to open on August 15, the elevators, three on the foot over-bridge connecting platforms 16 to 18 will allow passengers to directly go to the platform.

Hindustan Times had reported about the elevators on March 27.

“Senior citizens and pregnant women can take benefit of the lifts at Mumbai CST,” S.C. Mudgerikar, Central Railway’s chief spokesperson said.

These platforms are used for outstation passenger trains and are closer to the new entrance of CST station that opens up on east of the station along P.D’Mello Road.

Commuters’ associations have welcomed the move. Madhu Kotian, member Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee said, “It becomes difficult for senior citizens and patients to climb stairs on foot over-bridges. I am sure the lifts at stations will be used by commuters and railways will hopefully extend them to other stations too.”

The railways are also in the process of finalising a few escalators at stations as promised by former railway minister Lalu Yadav in the railway budget.