Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2 will no longer possess the most desirable record for boasting of the tallest escalator in the nation as Delhi Metro’s shortly to be rolled out Magenta Line will currently take over the label.
The Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir segment that is listed for progression in May will witness the Janakpuri West interchange station featuring the tallest escalator with tallness of 15.6 metres. Thus far, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport’s terminal 2 possessed this coveted record and having the elevator with tallness of 11.6 metres.
The overall horizontal extent of the escalators remains at 35.3 metres and it weighs about 26 tonnes. According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) representative, the tallness of the escalators is equal to the altitude of a 5-storey structure and therefore by setting up the huge structure, a 250-tonne derrick will be utilized to set up the escalators.
To be rolled out at Magenta Line’s Janakpuri West-Kalkaji Mandir section, this novel feather will soon append new fascinations for daily travellers.
“The escalators installed at Janakpuri West have the highest elevation in India,” a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation spokesperson stated. As per the representative, “The height of these escalators is equal to the height of a five-storey building.”
“A 250-tonne crane was specifically planted for the establishment of these escalators,” the representative added. Till date, the Kashmere Gate metro station had the longest in the Delhi Metro network.