Bangalore: The Metro stations along upcoming underground sections of BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd) might have Platform Screen Doors (PSDs), according to a report. PSDs act as total barriers between the station floor and ceiling, it said.
Metro stations in Delhi and Chennai have already installed such PSDs, TOI reported.
BMRCL sources said they are now thinking of installing PSDs at underground stations in Phase-2 as well as crowded stations like Kempegowda (Majestic).
The move comes in the wake of rising footfall and difficulties in managing crowds at stations.
The ridership of Namma Metro has seen a steady rise, with footfall touching the 4-lakh mark in a single day.
These PSDs could also generate revenue as the panels can have advertisements.
BL Yeshwanth Chavan, spokesperson of BMRCL said that they are thinking of setting up PSDs at 12 underground stations in Phase 2.
“These PSDs will help reduce air-conditioning costs at underground stations. However, we have not taken a decision on installing them in the existing ones as they are expensive.”
The 72km long Phase-2 is likely to be completed by 2023, according to BMRCL.
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