प्रमोदच्या न्यूज़ जगतात आपले स्वागत आहे: Thane station being one of the prominent and busiest stations on the Central Railway Route is already equipped with CCTV, baggage scanner and now to help kids, senior citizens, pregnant woman and handicaps there will be an escalator in place. "All the important and busy stations of the central line shall be equipped with similar escalators soon and to begin with Thane railway station escalator shall be operational for public by the 15th of March and Thaneites can use this service," quoted Central Railway authorities. Everywhere in the world railway services are there but for Mumbai and Thane District it is basically the lifeline of the people here, such extensively is the usage of railway transport in these 2 districts. Go to any of the stations in these 2 districts and you can understand why the railway line is called lifeline of these cities. Throughout the day millions of people commute through trains and lakhs of people are found running across the station to board their respective trains. People have to hop over from one platform to other through the over bridge stairs, which could be pretty normally done by any adult but what about the kids, senior citizens, pregnant woman and handicaps; well even they had to go through the same hardship of climbing the over bridge. But now onwards there will be escalators shall be place to help the commuters to climb over the bridge. Thane station is the first to begin with to offer this service to commuters, it’s also one of busiest stations.. People prefer to settle down in Thane compared to Mumbai which is very costly in terms of houses. Now as many people are shifting to this city so there are numerous business and job opportunities opening up here which is bringing in more crowd. Initially the escalators shall be in place at platform no. 3 & 4 and platform no. 5 & 6 and an approximate cost of Rs 15 lakh shall be spent for these escalators. These escalators shall help you climb up only and to get down from a foot over bridge you need to use the normal stairs. "After Thane station the other stations which will be equipped with escalator service are Kurla, Ghatkopar, Kalyan, Vikhroli, Dadar, Dombivali, Mulund. To begin with all the stations shall have only 2 escalators in place. Though the cost for putting in place this escalators is not much but the maintenance of the same is bit high." said an official of central railway. Along with Central Railway even Western Railway stations like Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Virar, Vasai, Bhaindar, Mira Road shall be equipped with escalator service and within next 5 years all railway suburban stations shall be equipped with escalator service.