Margao railway station to get escalator soon
The under construction escalator at the Konkan railway station (KRC), Margao, will be launched soon, said Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik .
Accompanied by KRC general manager Joseph George and other officials, including H K Bhagwan, Vinayak Naik, Sreedhar G Bhat, Sachin Shetty and Shivanad Karseri, Naik inspected the site. It is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 90 lakh under under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme.
Naik said “The escalator at the Margao KRC station is expected to be launched by November and will benefit lakhs of passengers who use this important railway station in the state. Providing an escalator to the existing footbridge was absolutely essential, which is why I volunteered to make a provision for it (under the MPLAD scheme) when Konkan Railway Corporation submitted the proposal to me. The process of approval commenced immediately. I have already requested Union railways minister Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate the project and he has agreed to do so.”