Indian Railways launched its first ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ at the circulating area of Asansol Railway station for the use of Railway passengers as well as the general public of Asansol. Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Babul Supriyo, inaugurated this first of its kind restaurant in a program held at Asansol station on 26th February, 2020. Babul Supriyo 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.
The Restaurant on Wheels at Asansol station circulating area was developed by refurbishing two over-aged MEMU coaches. This unique effort will not only improve the facilities at Asansol station but also generate non-fare revenue earnings approximately Rs50 lakhs 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 the railway passengers. The two new air-conditioned Retiring Rooms equipped with 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 Divyangjan and senior citizen passengers for their comfortable movement at the station area.