Himachal World Record: Asia’s First 48 Meter Long Escalator At A Height Of 8054 Feet In Himachal Pradesh

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The Chief Minister said that the ancient Jakhu temple is the main center of attraction for the devotees as well as the tourists visiting Shimla. The state government is continuously making efforts to provide all kinds of basic facilities at this religious place.

Jakhu Hanuman Temple Shimla Escalator

Jakhu Hanuman Temple Shimla Escalator

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Reported & Written By Kumud Sharma, Diary Times, Shimla, March 14: You must have often seen long escalators in shopping malls or metro stations of big cities. But if you are told that this facility is also available in an ancient temple located at an altitude of 2455 meters above sea level in a hilly region, then you will hardly believe it. But now you will see this in Himachal Pradesh.

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Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Thursday inaugurated the Himachal Pradesh first outdoor escalators at Hanuman Temple in Jakhu. In order to make the movement of people comfortable in the ancient Hanuman temple situated at an altitude of 2455 meters above sea level, four newly constructed escalators have been constructed by Schindler India at a cost of Rs 7 crore 94 lakh. A maximum of 6 thousand devotees will be able to travel on these escalators per hour.

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The Deputy Chief Minister said that it has been built by Ropeway and Rapid Transport System Development Corporation under the Smart City Project at a cost of about Rs 8 crore. At a height of 8054 feet, it is Asia’s first two-span, 48 meter long escalator. Now it will take only 1.5 minutes from the parking lot of Jakhu temple to the idol installed in the temple premises. The Chief Minister said that with these escalators, the devotees have got the facility of easy darshan of Hanuman Temple. For the safety of devotees, safety brakes and LED lights have been installed on both sides of the escalators.

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The Chief Minister said that the ancient Jakhu temple is the main center of attraction for the devotees as well as the tourists visiting Shimla. The state government is continuously making efforts to provide all kinds of basic facilities at this religious place.

On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, Public Works Minister Vikramaditya Singh, State Planning Board Vice Chairman Bhawani Singh Pathania, MLA Harish Janartha, Municipal Corporation Shimla Mayor Surender Chauhan, MLA Sanjay Ratan, Neeraj Nayyar, Vinod Sultanpuri, Ajay Solanki, Nagar Nigam Shimla Deputy Mayor Uma Kaushal, Councilor, Principal Secretary R.D. Nazim, Deputy Commissioner Anupam Kashyap, Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Gandhi, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Bhupendra Attri and other dignitaries were present.

Kumud Sharma

Kumud Sharma is the First Well-Known Female Journalist of the Journalism World of Himachal Pradesh. I am the Founder, Editor in Chief, Managing Director, Promoter of Diary Times. As a Female Journalist, With My Experience of More Than Nine Years, I Tell You Every News of Himachal Pradesh From The Ground Level With Absolutely Accurate and Correct Information, Be it the Politics of Himachal Pradesh or the Ground Reality, My Perspective On Every News Will Give You Assurance. I Assure You That Every News of Mine Will Comply With the Expertise and Fact Checking Policy.

 

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