Delhi metro station to get escalator as tall as five-storey building

Delhi Metro is so far the best mode of transportation in the capital and it is also popular in other parts of the country. As a new development popped up with the opening of Magenta Line’s Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section, that was scheduled this month, the Delhi Metro will add another feather to its cap.

The Janakpuri West interchange station will soon have the tallest escalator to boast for. With an elevation of 15.6 metre, the station will even break the record of the ones at Mumbai airport’s Terminal 2 escalators that is standing at an elevation of 11.6 metres.

A Delhi Metro rail corporation spokesperson said that once it is build, it would be the tallest in the country. The total horizontal length of the escalators is 35.3 metres, the height is 15.6 metres, and the weight is calculated to 26 tonnes. The height of the escalators is same as the height of a five-storey building and this is quite good.

Installing these escalators was not easy for the corporation but they finally achieved their target to come in the list of the stations with tallest escalators in the world.

  • Three stations in St. Petersburg Metro named Chernyshevskaya, Admiralteyskaya and Ploshchad Lenina have the highest escalators in the world with the height of 69 metres.
  • The escalators at the metro station of Moscow Park Pobedy station are 63 metres high.
  • The underground station of London, Angel has escalators with 27 metres of height.
  • Si Lom station of Bangkok has an escalator with a height of 21.5 metres.

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