Loss Of An Iconic Identity: Indian Railways To Sacrifice Book Stalls To De-Congest Mumbai Stations


Loss Of An Iconic Identity: Indian Railways To Sacrifice Book Stalls To De-Congest Mumbai Stations

A policy formulated by the railway board to de-congest railway stations could make AH Wheelers book stalls a thing of the past at Mumbai stations.

The policy requires all items, including books, snacks and medicines, to be sold under one roof with an aim to reduce the number of stalls at railway stations.

The iconic institution has, as a result, opposed the plan and has flagged several inconsistencies, Mumbai Mirror has reported.

Railway board’s pan-India policy aims to convert all exclusive stalls selling only one thing into multi-purpose stalls (MPS) which sell everything from books, magazines, newspapers, medicines, packaged drinking water, chips, biscuits, milk powder among other things. A letter directing implementation of the policy was recently sent to the zonal railway. Read More

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