Date of Post: 06 Dec, 2018
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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