In a groundbreaking move towards enhancing the railway experience, Punjab proudly inaugurated its first ‘rail coach restaurant’ at the Pathankot Cantt railway station this Tuesday. Railway officials heralded the arrival of this novel dining concept, aligning with the innovative trend of ‘restaurant on wheels’ or ‘food on wheels’ within the Indian Railways.
Under this visionary initiative, retired train coaches are meticulously refurbished and transformed into charming rail coach restaurants. The endeavor aims to provide a unique and delightful dining experience for passengers and the general public alike, right at the heart of the railway station.
This newly inaugurated air-conditioned restaurant promises affordability without compromising on quality. Railway officials enthusiastically shared that the establishment would remain operational 24 hours a day, catering not only to rail passengers but also inviting the local community to savor its offerings. The accessibility of this culinary haven is set to redefine the way people perceive station dining.
Proudly standing as the second of its kind in the Ferozepur division of the Indian Railways, the Pathankot Cantt’s rail coach restaurant follows in the footsteps of its predecessor at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station. The success of the initial venture has paved the way for this expansion, marking a shift towards transforming retired train coaches into vibrant culinary hubs across the railway network.
The concept not only contributes to repurposing aging train carriages but also plays a pivotal role in offering economic opportunities for local communities. The conversion of these coaches into dining spaces adds a touch of nostalgia to the dining experience, creating a harmonious blend of history and modernity.
Passengers and visitors can now relish the charm of a railway-themed dining atmosphere while enjoying a diverse menu of delectable treats. This initiative reflects the Indian Railways’ commitment to providing innovative solutions for the comfort and enjoyment of its patrons, showcasing that a journey can be as delightful as the destination. The ‘rail coach restaurant’ at Pathankot Cantt is poised to become a symbol of culinary excellence, inviting one and all to embark on a unique gastronomic adventure at the heart of Punjab’s railway landscape.