Taller Than a Five-Storey Building, Mumbai to Get India's Tallest Escalator

India's tallest escalators are coming up at Mumbai Metro 3's international airport terminal (T2) station.

Updated Jun 14, 2023 | 01:39 PM IST

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The travellator will be installed at Metro 3's T2 Station.

The travellator will be installed at Metro 3's T2 Station.

Mumbai: The Metro network in Mumbai is growing fast and infra-development works for the Metro services are also happening rapidly. Now, India's tallest escalator is coming up at a Mumbai Metro station. Eight escalators of 19.15 metres each will be installed at Mumbai Metro 3's international airport terminal (T2) station.
At present, the highest escalator in India is at the Janakpuri-West station under Delhi Metro. It is 15.6 metres in length.
"In all, we are installing 14 escalators at the CSMIA T-2 station of the underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor. A 250-ton crane is being used to lower the 8 escalators within confined spaces," Times of India quoted an MMRC spokesperson.
Hong Kong's Central Mid-level escalator is the world's tallest escalator system with 135m height. It runs for over 800 metres and comprises 20 escalators and three inclined travelators.
The phase 1 of the big-ticket Metro 3 project is nearing completion. This phase is India’s longest underground Metro project- between Colaba, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and Aarey. The corridor will also provide connectivity to the key financial district of BKC and link the international and domestic terminals of the Mumbai airport.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has recently announced that the financial capital's first-ever travellator to ferry people between the monorail station at Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk and Mahalaxmi railway station and the upcoming Metro 3 underground station.
The construction of the facility has already started this will be the city's first-ever travelator connectivity for public transit purposes. With two tracks of 3 m width for the bi-directional movement, the travelator will be approximately 500m long. The cost of installing the travelator will be around Rs 6 crore.
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