DNA | Last Modified - Jan 12, 2012, 04:06 AM IST
Jaipur: There is some good news for railway passengers at Jaipur and Ajmer railway stations. The long-awaited project of installing escalators at the two premier stations of North Western Railway (NWR) is likely to start shortly.
Sources say it’s quite possible that escalators might become functional at Ajmer and Jaipur stations before March 31.
The project forming part of 2009-10 Budget pronouncements, has received a fresh lease of life with the Railway Board recently clearing the decks for it.
The Board has recently finalised the contract for supply of world-class escalators, paving the way for installation of escalators at Jaipur and Ajmer in NWR and many other stations in remaining railway zones. The two escalators will be installed at Platform No 1 and between Platform No 2 and 3 in Jaipur, while the two others will be installed platforms 1, 2 & 3in Ajmer.
When contacted on Wednesday, NWR spokesman Lalit Bohra said Railway Board has finalised the contract for supply of the escalators. With the awarding of civil and electrical engineering contracts also being finalised in Jaipur and Ajmer, the installation process at both stations will begin as soon as the escalator equipment arrive.
“The Board has cleared the decks and sought status of preparations from our side, which we’re sending to them shortly. We hope to begin the actual work soon,” the NWR spokesman said.