A new rail coach restaurant has opened outside Gomti Nagar station in the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, the Hindustan Times has reported.
A decommissioned train coach has been transformed into a 70-seater restaurant called Royal Train Cuisine.
North Eastern Railway Lucknow public relations officer Mahesh Gupta stated: “This is the first-ever coach restaurant of the North Eastern Railway, representing a significant boon not only for locals but also for passengers.
“The restaurant, operating 24 hours, is poised to make a substantial impact, especially once the station is fully inaugurated in the coming months.”
The train coach restaurant also features a handwashing area, a washroom and a well-equipped kitchen.
Royal Train Cuisine owner Abhay Pratap Singh explained that the space outside the coach will also feature a café and a separate cabin for online takeaway orders.
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Located near the Divisional Railway Manager’s office, the Rail Coach will be managed by Indian restaurant company Haldirams.
The 100m² restaurant will operate round the clock and can accommodate 40 guests. The Rail Coach also features a takeaway counter for quick service.
A railway official was quoted by the news agency as saying of the new restaurant: “It offers a wide range of products including beverages, chaats, chola bhatura, North Indian, pack sweets and namkeens, pau bhaji, raj kachori, softy, South Indian, traditional Indian sweets, veg thali and combo etc.”