IRCTC’s ‘The Rails’ restaurant to attract tourists
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will manage and operate ‘The Rails’, its newly constructed swanky restaurant, at the National Rail Museum. The facility has been designed to attract visitors and tourists with an array of cuisines.
The restaurant, which will be made operational soon, has a replica of the Central Dome portion of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Mumbai, which is a UNESCO World Heritage building.
The eatery is part of the Railway Ministry’s plan to develop the rail museum as a prominent evening tourist destination in the national Capital. Plans are afoot to develop some other facilities at the museum, including Light & Sound Show and vintage hotels on ‘Palace on Wheel’ coaches.
A prominent feature of the restaurant is the depiction of formation of Indian Railways through unification of a large number of independent rail companies. It also possesses a unique ‘serving train’, which was recently showcased in a Bollywood film.
“We have received a directive from the Railway Ministry to operate the restaurant,” said IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director Dr AK Manocha.