To battle COVID-19, Chennai Metro installs foot-operated lift mechanism at stations

In order to counter the spread of COVID-19 in the city, Chennai Metro has installed a foot-operated lift mechanism at all the Metro stations in the city. In a press release, Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) said that it has become the first metro project in India to install foot-operated lift mechanism and Foot operated buttons for restroom taps.

“CMRL, in its endeavour to provide safety to passengers, initiated the process of studying various contactless optional measures for the safe usage of its elevators. Now CMRL has come up with an ingenious way to avoid and minimise hand contact with the elevator buttons by providing foot-operated lift mechanism so as to reduce the virus spread and ensure the safety of the users,” CMRL said in a press release.

The organisation had first installed the prototype at its administration building in Koyambedu in May. Besides, CMRL has also installed foot-operated buttons to water taps in 190 restrooms across 32 metro stations in the city.

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