The city/Udaipur Railway station witnessed the installation of new facilities worth 6 crores INR for passengers traveling from Udaipur Railway station. The initiative was taken by Home Minister of Udaipur, Mr. Gulab Chand Kataria and Ajmer authorities of North Western Railways.
Facilities included two escalators, a lift and a platform for shade purpose. The escalators can carry approximately 100 passengers at a time with a speed of 0.5m/sec. The lift and escalators are equipped with ultra-modern technologies and in case of any failure during operation of escalators, automatic brakes are also installed for passengers’ safety. Apart from the brakes, the escalators have an emergency switch, overload detection, electromagnetic breaking, and handrail safety.
Installation of foot overbridge has been done between platform no. 2 and 3, which can carry 20 passengers at a time.
A solar plant of 100 kWp was also installed at platform no. 4 and 5 under Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the railways for 25 years. Now, Railways will have to pay only Rs. 5.5 per unit instead of Rs.7 per unit. Hence, this will be helpful as it will generate 4.48 lakh units per year saving 6.5 lakh Rupees.
That is definitely some good news for all the Udaipurites!!