BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: If you are in Asansol these days, you can hop onto Indian Railways’s first restaurant on wheels. Confused? Well, before your imaginations run wild, here’s the clarification.
The Asansol Division has launched restaurant but that too on the railway coach. And here, you can enjoy tea, and other snacks. The official Twitter handle of Ministry of Railways took to Twitter to announce the good news for the passengers. Isn’t that exciting?
Two overaged coaches have been converted into signature restaurants. This is likely to generate Rs 50 lakh of non fare revenue during next the five years, said the tweet of the Ministry of Railways.
It was learnt that the two coaches that were lying defunct since a long time have been renovated by the railways. More such themed eateries by the railways are also in the pipeline. These restaurants will offer a large diversity of food including South Indian, Chinese and continental cuisines.
The department has decided to use only two old coaches at a time and decorate it with classy interiors. The wall will showcase the history of Indian Railways through pictures. In the case of the Asansol ‘restaurant on wheels’, the interiors have a pleasant look with light colours and kettles hanging from the ceiling, thus giving a classy look and feeling to the visitors.
The Calcutta Tramways Company has a similar kind of a concept too, where there is a museum tram named Smarnika. Here defunct old coaches have been turned into restaurant and museum long back. This, too, was done to earn revenue and keep the tradition and culture of the trams in Kolkata alive. Not a bad idea Sirji.