Passengers at Chennai Central one of the country’s biggest railway stations — are facing a problem. Southern Railway has closed down the railway-run catering outlet Jan Aahar, which used to provide food at subsidised rates.
As a result, the station, which has a daily footfall of three lakh, does not have a major food plaza now and passengers are forced to rely on minor units that charge much more than Jan Aahar.
A similar situation awaits passengers at Chennai Egmore station, where the vegetarian refreshment room (VRR) has remained closed for one and a half years due to a contractual dispute. However, unlike at Central, passengers at Egmore station can depend on a plaza where food from branded outlets is offered, though at a slightly higher price. Read More…
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