Passengers travelling to and from Danapur railway station in the state capital would soon have a swanky food plaza to get refreshments.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has given its approval to the project. The facility, which would be able to accommodate 40 people, would be constructed at a cost of Rs 30 lakh.
This would be the first food plaza at Danapur.
A senior IRCTC official in New Delhi said: “Indian Railways has given the green light to open the first food plaza at Danapur railway station.”
He added: “The construction of the food joint would start in March. It is expected to be completed by August.”
The official added that the food joint would come up at platform number one. It would occupy an area of 1,200 sqft.
“Danapur is one of the busiest stations of the East Central Railway,” said the official.
He also said: “The small stalls, which cater to the passengers at present, are not enough. The IRCTC food plaza would be very helpful for the passengers.”
He added: “Many trains halt here for 10-15 minutes. It is difficult for passengers to get food in this time.”
The official also said: “The new food plaza would provide them with hygienic and quality food.”
Those travelling via Patna Junction already enjoy the benefit of a food plaza.
A new one constructed recently at platform number 10 would be inaugurated in a fortnight.
Passengers can savour litti-chokha, South Indian dishes like idli, dosa and uttapam apart from Chinese, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
Besides Danapur, Darbhanga, Ara, Raxual, Muzaffarpur and Bakhtiyarpur would also get similar food courts soon to cater to passengers.