Underground Metro Stations to soon get food stalls

In an attempt to attract more passengers and increase the footfall in Chennai’s new underground metro stations, CMRL is introducing food kiosks. The underground metro stations will soon be opening food kiosks that will sell snacks and soft drinks.

CMRL will be calling for tenders from food brands to put up kiosks and this comes with an intention to commercially exploit space in stations which will in-turn generate additional revenue as well as attract customers. To begin with, these kiosks will be selling a variety of soft drinks, snacks and mineral water bottles. The future plans include introducing restaurants and grocery stores in the ticketing level at Metro stations.

For instance, if a passenger uses the Metro Rail for getting home from his workplace, it will help if he finds a grocery store or an ATM or eatery in one of the stations. Such an effort will urge people to use this mass rapid transit facility,” The Hindu reported a CMRL official as saying.

Chennai Metro’s first underground stretch was opened on May 14 between Nehru Park and Thirumanagalam.

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