The NF Railways have come up with an innovative idea to transform old train coaches into restaurants. The old train coaches of Indian Railways, whose operations are discontinued by the Railways, have been utilised for coach restaurants in parts of Assam and including two in Guwahati.
NF Railway turns train coaches into restaurants
NFR (Northeast Frontier Railway) has initiated to convert some of its old train coaches by reshaping them into restaurants.
Significantly, NF Railway has already opened one such coach restaurant at Katihar. Another coach restaurant is ready for functioning at the New Jalpaiguri station area.
It has been finalised to set up 15 more such coach restaurants at various locations over the five divisions. Meanwhile, to introduce such coach restaurants, 43 locations over NF Railway have been selected.
Notably, coach restaurants are being planned at various locations including 6 locations in Katihar, 8 in Alipurduar, 14 in Rangiya, 11 in Lumding and 4 in Tinsukia divisions.
As per the official press release by the NF Railways, “The setting up of two coach restaurants, one each in Darjeeling and Jogbani of Katihar Division has been finalized. In the Alipurduar division, setting up of seven coach restaurants , one each at New Coochbehar, New Alipurduar, Madarihat, Lataguri, Chalsa, Raja Bhat Khawa, and New Mal has been finalized. Setting up of coach restaurants at rangiya and Rangapara North of Rangiya Division; three coach restaurants in Lumding division, two in Guwahati and one in Diphu and another one in Tinsukia.”