The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) is planning to set up one-stop food stores in railway stations across India by June this year.
And here's the best part. Bangalore will be the first city to have such a facility. "Passengers have to go stall-hopping for colas, snacks and books. We are trying to integrate stalls scattered across stations into six to seven large format stores where passengers can buy everything under one roof," IRCTC chief regional manager (South Western Zone) S Gagarin said on the sidelines of the CII 9th annual tourism summit. IRCTC is also trying to rope in KFC and McDonald's for standalone outlets at the stations.
With 85 percent of IRCTC's revenue coming from the food segment, Gagarin expects the kitty to grow with the plan. IRCTC is also planning to roll out fast food joints across nine stations in Karnataka —Bangalore City, Shimoga, Hassan, Bellary, Dharwad.
Sobia Khan/ DNA-Daily News & Analysis Source: 3D Syndication