According to a senior IRCTC official of New Delhi, the IRCTC would set up such eateries at HPCL stations on the pattern of food plaza. The main idea behind it is to provide quality snacks and light refreshments to the people visiting these outlets. Besides, the proposed new venture would yield revenue to the IRCTC, he said.
The IRCTC and the HPCL have decided in principle to set up such eatery stalls on the highways, particularly those located on Gaya-Sasaram, Patna-Rajgir, Patna-Motihari, where the HPCL outlets are located in and around Bihar, he said.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will be foraying into a new project in order to boost its earnings.
Since July 2010, the IRCTC has been stripped of its duty of providing catering services on running trains.
Recently, in order to set up eatery stalls at each and every outlet of HPCL that is located in Bihar, the IRCTC inked a MoU with the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL).
Moreover, IRCTC said that it will set up such eateries at HPCL outlets on the pattern of food plaza.
It also added that the main aim is to offer quality snacks and light refreshments to the people who visit these outlets.
In addition, IRCTC and HPCL have decided to set up eatery stalls on the highways mainly those located on Gaya-Sasaram, Patna-Rajgir, Patna-Motihari.
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), is an Indian state-owned oil company headquartered at Mumbai, India and is a Fortune 500 company of India listed at number 311.
HPCL operates 2 major refineries producing a wide variety of petroleum fuels & specialties, one in Mumbai (West Coast) of 6.5 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) capacity and the other in Vishakapatnam, (East Coast) with a capacity of 8.3 MMTPA.