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New Delhi, March 1, 2020
Indian Railways have launched their first "Restaurant on Wheels" at the circulating area of Asansol Railway station for railway passengers as well as the general public at Asansol.
The restaurant was inaugurated on February 26 by Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Babul Supriyo.
He also inaugurated two new air-conditioned Retiring Rooms and Electronic Reservation Chart Display System (through MPLAD fund) and a battery-operated car at Asansol station, an official press release said.
The Restaurant on Wheels at Asansol station circulating area was developed by refurbishing two over-aged MEMU coaches. This is expected to not only improve the facilities at Asansol station but also generate non-fare revenue earnings of approximately Rs 50 lakh in the next five years.
The Electronic Reservation Chart Display System (through MPLAD fund) at Asansol station will provide easy access to information about the reservation status in different trains, which will be very helpful for railway passengers, the release said.
The two new air-conditioned Retiring Rooms equipped with the state-of-the-art furniture and other equipment will provide much comfort to the passengers. The battery-operated car will be very helpful for the physically challenged and senior citizen passengers for their comfortable movement in the station area, the release added.