In order to expand the catering services across Railway Zones, the extended arm of Indian Railways under the Ministry of Railways, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) yesterday commissioned a food plaza at city Railway Station.

The 24-hour food plaza, the first in Mysore Division of South Western Railway, will serve north Indian, south Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines along with bakery products, ice cream and fresh fruit juices. Nearly a dozen varieties of espresso coffee on the lines of multi-national outlets like McDonald and Café Coffee Day, in-house sweets like Agra petha, Nagpur tantra burfi, pizzas, burgers, will be sold in the food plaza spread over of an area of approximately 1700 sq. ft. on platform 1.

Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items are available for sale at the food plaza besides takeaways packed in food grade containers in most hygienic way. Order for onboard food can also be placed by using toll free number 011-41-100 100. While a veg south Indian standard thali is priced at Rs. 51, the north Indian one costs Rs.95. A non-veg biriyani is sold at Rs.127.

Licensed to Sreenathji Caterers, New Delhi, they manage over 40 food plazas across major stations on Indian Railways like New Delhi, Howrah, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore. The group will be commissioning another 15 outlets in the next couple of months including the second food plaza at Davangere over Mysore Division.

Vinod Kumar, Divisional Railway Manager, South Western Railway, Mysore inaugurated the food plaza in the presence of Mrs. Boaz, Chief Regional Manager, IRCTC, K. Anil Kumar, Sr. Divisional Commercial Manager and oundararajan, Divisional Electrical Engineer, SWR, Mysore Division.

Speaking on the occasion, Vinod Kumar said that with the opening of this multi-cuisine food plaza, the large number of tourists — domestic as well as international — arriving by train at Mysore will be benefited.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore