Indian Railways’ Eastern Railway zone has converted two over-aged railway coaches into a restaurant in the circulating area of Asansol railway station. Termed as ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ it can be accessed by both railway passengers and general public as well.
The restaurant on wheels was developed by furbishing two over-aged MEMU coaches, an Eastern Railway official said. The effort is likely to generate non-fare revenue of approximately ₹50 lakh in the next five years, he said.
While one of the coaches will serve as a tea and snacks outlet, the other will be a full-fledged 42-seater restaurant that will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to railway users and the general public, the official said.
It was was inaugurated by Union minister Babul Supriyo. Two new air-conditioned retiring rooms and an electronic reservation chart display system and a battery operated car were also inaugurated by the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change.