In a few months, hungry commuters using smaller suburban stations like Annanur Pattaravakkam and Korukkupet can grab a quick bite at the proposed food stalls which would sell snacks and vegetarian food.The Chennai division of Southern Railway is in the process of floating tenders to identify contractors for 80 catering units across suburban stations.
Apart from the smaller stations, the move will also cover MRTS stations like Tiruvallikeni Additional units will also be coming up at bigger stations like Chengalpet, Chennai Beach, Nungambakkam and Chennai Central.Sources say that the division has set a target of installing catering units at at least 100 stations by the end of this year.
“This comes after we got feedback from commuters on the need for stalls which at least sell some snacks and tea and coffee.
But these units will be providing other vegetarian food items at controlled prices as well,” a senior official said.This comes at a time when the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has also identified contractors to set up food plazas at two MRTS stations, Thiruvanmiyur and Velachery.
The former will come up at the elevated platform, while the latter will come up at the entrance to platform number one. Read More