During the lockdown period, Metro Railway authorities have taken up the job to replace four old and overaged escalators at Kalighat, Jatin Das Park, Chandni Chowk & Mahatma Gandhi Road stations in order to augment passenger amenities at Metro premises. These new escalators which will replace the old ones have all the latest safety features as per RDSO specifications and are also more efficient.
At present, this replacement work is going on at war footing. Four old escalators have already been dismantled and new escalators are being installed. It is expected to be over very soon and will be commissioned for public use once Metro services resume.