IRCTC in talks with Cafe Coffee Day, Pizza Hut and others to open eateries at stations

By Tasmayee Laha Roy, ET Bureau

KOLKATA: Come 2015, and your wait in a railway station isn’t going to be all that disappointing, especially if you are hungry.

IRCTC in its effort to offer better fare at stations is talking to Cafe Coffee Day, Pizza Hut, Barista Coffee, Subway and Jumboking Vadapav, urging them to open eateries at stations.

In doing so, IRCTC is trying to take its annual earnings to Rs 50 crore from the current Rs 30 crore. “To begin with, Mapple Hotels has been selected to run the food plaza at Hardwar station. There are 106 other food plazas and fast food units that are at various stages of commissioning at places like Bhavnagar, Delhi Cantonment, Kanpur Central and others.

We would also add another 56 food kiosks at Delhi Metro stations across New Delhi,” said RN Kalita, director of catering services at IRCTC. More info

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