You will soon find food kiosks at almost all metro stations across the Capital. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is likely to open food joints at 130 metro stations in the capital.
Of the 135 metro stations in Delhi and NCR, only interchange and prominent metro stations like Kashmere Gate, Rajiv Chowk and Anand Vihar ISBT currently have counters selling fast food and beverages. With the metro connecting one corner of the city to another, the deal with IRCTC will help provide add-on facilities to metro commuters.
Senior IRCTC officials said discussions are on with Delhi Metro but a formal agreement is yet to be inked. “We are planning a lot of things and opening food counters at metro stations is one among them,” said a senior IRCTC official. “We have not signed a memorandum of understanding yet.”
Senior IRCTC officials said they now have 70 food plazas and plan to open 50 more across the country. IRCTC has recently opened cafes at nine locations in Delhi including Udyog Bhawan, Shastri Bahwan and IIT-Delhi. According to officials, the DMRC will provide space to set up cafeterias on rent and other infrastructure support while the IRCTC will set up the kitchen, cooking service and operate the food outlets.