The Nagpur division of Central Railway will set up ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at the west side of the station soon. The restaurant will be one among the five other locations at Akurdi, Baramati, Chinchwad, and Miraj stations across the Central Railway.
A ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ has already been opened at Mumbai CSMT two days ago. The restaurant coach mounted on rails is located at the Heritage Gully, opposite platform number 18 CSMT. The project is under the innovative ideas of the catering policy of the Indian Railways announced in 2017.
The restaurant will be operational in a month. It will be built using a discarded AC III rail coach.. The railways will earn Rs 42 lakh towards annual revenue from the project, which has been bagged Haldiram’s, informed Senior divisional commercial manager (SrDCM) Krishnath Patil.
Patil said half of the coach will have a fine dining place while there will be also a takeaway counter. The interior of the restaurant will be furnished by the party in such a way that passengers, as well as the public, can enjoy the experience of dining in a rail-themed setting.
The rates and menu of the restaurant will be decided by the licensee as per market rates approved by the railways. The restaurant will be open for passengers and the general public as well.
Central Railway CPRO Sanjay Sutar said, “Central Railway is also planning to open a similar restaurants at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kalyan, Neral, Lonavala and Igatpuri in Mumbai division.”