Upcoming underground stations of Bangalore Metro Rail to have Platform Screen Doors

Upcoming underground stations of Bangalore Metro Rail to have Platform Screen Doors

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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.

More Information:

  • 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.

To know more about recent developments of Bangalore Metro –

28 Nov, 2018: Bangalore Metro Update: BMRCL seeks loan of worth 500 million USD for Airport Metro project

23 Nov, 2018: Bangalore Metro Update: Karnataka CM Flags Off Third 6-coach Train

02 Nov, 2018: L&T Wins Rs 138 Crore Order for Supply of Telecommunication Systems for Extension of Bangalore Metro Phase-1


Author:

Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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