Indian Railways refurbishes two old coaches into swanky restaurants near Asansol station

The one-of-its kind restaurant named as ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ was recently inaugurated by Union minister Babul Supriyo

Indian Railways, Asansol station, The Eastern Railway zone, Train coach converted restuarant

The Eastern Railway zone under Indian Railways recently converted two over-aged MEMU coaches into a full-fledged restaurant near Asansol railway station. The one-of-its kind restaurant named as ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ was recently inaugurated by Union minister Babul Supriyo. This restaurant can be accessed by railway staff, passengers and general public.

Out of the two coaches, one of the coaches will serve as a cafeteria offering tea and snacks. The other coach will be developed as a 42-seater restaurant which will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner services to the guests.

Besides, special attention has been laid by Railways on beautification of restaurant interiors which includes some paintings on the wall of the coach. It has also placed some old equipment like a typewriter and an old photo of Danapur railway station. The restaurant is said to generate non-fare revenue of approximately  INR 50 lakh in the next five years.

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