Jamshedpur, March 4: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on the lines of metro cities railway station is planning to build a Stylish food plaza at Tatanagar Railway Station.
IRCTC has demanded detailed information about the Tatanagar railway Station situated under Chakradharpur (CKP) Railway Division of South Eastern railway and asked for a suitable place in the platform, number of passengers travelling from the station and information about the trains which travel through the Tatanagar Railway Station.
Commerce department officer at Chakradharpur Railway Division has provided the detailed information to IRCTC including the space at the platform No. 1, trains and passengers details. According to railway sources, the hi-tech food plaza will come up at old ticket booking counter in platform No. 1 for which entry will be made from two sides.
A railway official said, IRCTC officials visited Tatanagar railway Station in November 2015 and carried out survey of the platforms and they had asked for the size of the selected area and other information. Commerce department of Chakradharpur Railway Division submitted the sketch and other of the selected area to IRCTC.
‘The old ticket booking counter at Tatanagar Railway Station would be converted into hi-tech food plaza which we find at big metro city railway stations. IRCTC will carry out the tender process for setting up the food plaza and we are hopeful that within the next 2-3 months the work would start’, said Divisional commercial manager (DCM) of Chakradharpur Railway Division, Satyam Prakash.
He further informed that once the food plaza starts functioning passengers would get packed food of superior quality at IRCTC approved rate, youths and children would get entertainment dose and the most important Wi-Fi facility as the government is focusing on digital India and today majority of the population has smart phones.
Café would also be set up inside the plaza which would give a metro city feel to the passengers at Tatanagar Railway Station, added DCM.