World’s Largest Passenger Elevator That Can Accomodate Up to 235 People per trip

By: | April 26th, 2024

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World’s Largest Passenger Elevator Unveiled in India

Get ready to ditch the cramped elevator car! KONE, a global leader in elevator technology, has unveiled the world’s largest passenger elevator at the Jio World Centre in Mumbai, India. This engineering marvel boasts the capacity to transport a whopping 235 people at once!

Imagine the possibilities! This behemoth elevator, with a floor area as large as a studio apartment, could whisk away entire tour groups or conference attendees between floors in a single trip. Gone are the days of multiple elevator rides and crowded waiting areas, especially in high-traffic buildings.

KONE’s Monumental Engineering Feat

But size isn’t everything. Passengers won’t feel like they’re crammed into a cattle car. The elevator features a four-panel center opening door and glass walls for a spacious and panoramic view. Informative screens and elegant interior design further enhance the passenger experience.

While traversing just five floors at a leisurely pace of 1 meter per second, the exceptional elevator also offers the convenience of two cozy sofas where passengers can relax during their journey.

This innovation isn’t just about convenience; it’s a testament to advancements in elevator technology. Despite its considerable dimensions, the elevator functions with remarkable smoothness and safety, owing to its distinctive pulley beam system comprising 18 sizable pulleys, 9 sturdy steel cables, and rails affixed atop steel columns.

So, the next time you’re in Mumbai, keep an eye out for the Jio World Centre. You might just experience a whole new level of elevator travel!

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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