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Chennai Metro Rail to instal foot-operated lift at stations

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on May 29, 2020 Published on May 29, 2020

A total of 6.08 crore passengers travelled by Chennai Metro Rail between June 29, 2015 and December 31, 2019

Foot operated lift – Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) could be first metro rail in India to implement it.

CMRL has now come up with an ingenious way to avoid hand contact with the elevator buttons by providing a foot-operated lift mechanism, which will minimise hand contact for the user thereby reducing the virus spread.

This foot-operated lift mechanism prototype is presently installed in CMRL administration building at Koyambedu. Once the optimal solution is formed, the CMRL plans to implement this foot-operated lift mechanism in all the lifts at its metro stations, says a press release.

Published on May 29, 2020
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