Rail Coach Restaurant Chennai: Embracing the Non-fare Revenue Initiative (NINFRIS), Chennai Division has exciting plans to replicate this gastronomic haven at three more stations: Potheri, Perambur, and Kattangulathur
Chennai, August 28 (City Times): Rail Coach Restaurant Chennai: Adding a delightful twist to the travel experience, the Chennai Division of Southern Railway unveiled its first-ever ‘Rail Coach Restaurant’ at Dr. MGR Central Railway station. The inauguration ceremony, graced by B. Vishwanath Eerya, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division, witnessed a gathering of officials, staff members, and curious onlookers, marking a remarkable leap in rail station amenities.
A Gastronomic Haven at the Station
Rail Coach Restaurant Chennai: Aiming to tantalize the taste buds of passengers and the public alike, the newly opened Rail Coach Restaurant introduces an array of culinary delights. From sumptuous breakfast options to hearty lunches, elegant dinners, and delectable snacks, the restaurant caters to diverse preferences. The venue boasts an inviting indoor seating arrangement accommodating around 40 patrons, while its outdoor section can comfortably host up to 110 guests. For an extraordinary dining experience, a charming rooftop section welcomes 26 diners, offering a unique vantage point.
Enhancing Traveler Experience Through Private Partnership
The operation of the Rail Coach Restaurant has been entrusted to a private firm through a competitive tender process. With a contract value of Rs. 2.2 Crore (excluding GST) for a period of two years, the chosen contractor assumes the responsibility of managing and maintaining the restaurant’s services. This innovative approach enhances the traveler experience by collaborating with private expertise.
Expanding the Culinary Horizon: Future Plans
The unveiling of this Rail Coach Restaurant sets the stage for further culinary evolution in rail travel. Embracing the Non-fare Revenue Initiative (NINFRIS), Chennai Division has exciting plans to replicate this gastronomic haven at three more stations: Potheri, Perambur, and Kattangulathur. With tenders for these expansions already finalized, the division aims to extend the delight of unique rail dining experiences to more passengers.
A Remarkable Journey Through Taste and Innovation
The introduction of the Rail Coach Restaurant at Chennai Central represents a significant step towards enriching the travel journey for rail passengers. Beyond mere transportation, this initiative transforms the rail station into a destination of culinary delight, catering to the evolving preferences of modern travellers and setting a new standard in rail hospitality.