It was meant to be a simple inauguration function of the 24x7 food plaza at CST’s suburban concourse.
But General Manager Bharat Bhushan Modgil, the Central Railway’s top boss who inaugurated it, stumped one and all, by tossing queries to the café’s management by on safety, hygiene and basic norms required to set up and run a restaurant in a public premise.
“This is the first time that such meticulous checks have been done by the general manager personally at any inaugural function,” said a senior railway official who was present.
“Everyone usually cuts the red ribbon, gets himself photographed and walks away. But this general manager has shown that it is a job of equal responsibility.”
“Do your waiters and cooks have medical and fitness certificates? Get them to show me,” said Modgil, as the management fetched a file comprising these. Modgil personally inspected the contents.
“Why is there no fire safety equipment?” he demanded to know, directing the management to install one at the earliest. “There have to be proper entry and exit points in case of an emergency.”
Modgil had earlier checked the kitchen, asking about the smoke dispersal method and dish-washing cabin.