CM inaugurates escalators at Hanuman Temple Jakhu, Shimla: will facilitate pilgrims

CM  inaugurates escalators at Hanuman Temple Jakhu, Shimla: will facilitate pilgrims

Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today inaugurated Himachal's first outdoor escalators at the Hanuman temple Jakhu in Shimla at a height of 2455 mts. above the sea level.
The Project worth Rs. 7.94 crore have a carrying capacity of 6000 person per hour and installed by the Schindler India.
Chief Minister said that the four escalators would facilitate the people visiting the temple from the parking lot. The escalators are built with double drive with safety brakes on both the sides of the escalators for the safety of passengers. 
Paintings depicting storyline of Ramayana has been installed at each level of the escalators.
The escalators have a combination of materials on the facade of louvers & polycarbonate sheets that allows ample amount of natural light to enter the escalators and ACP sheets on the lower part of the escalators have been used for good ventilation. Moreover, LED spot lights have been installed to beautify the experience of pilgrims using the escalators.
The Chief Minister said that Jakhu temple was a main religious attraction for the visitors and steps will be taken to provide other basic facilities as well. He also paid obeisance at Hanuman Temple.
Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, PWD Minister Vikramaditya Singh, Vice Chairman State Planning Board Bhawani Singh Pathania, Mayor MC Shimla Surinder Chauhan, MLAs Harish Janartha, Sanjay Rattan, Neeraj Nayyar, Vinod Sultanpuri, Ajay Solanki, Deputy Mayor Uma Kaushal, Councilors, Principal Secretary R.D. Nazeem, DC Shimla Anupam Kashyap SP Shimla Sanjeev Gandhi and Commissioner MC Bhupinder Atri were also present on the occasion amongst others.