Indian Railways' luxury ICF Chennai Rail Coach Restaurant will leave you craving for more; see pics

IRCTC will be in charge of this unique rail coach restaurant at CRM.

Sep 01, 2018, 13:56 PM IST
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Indian Railways: As an added attraction to the visitors of Chennai Rail Museum (CRM) at ICF, the ICF Administration has installed an air-conditioned restaurant inside a rail coach by name, “Chennai Express”.

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Indian Railways: As an added attraction to the visitors of Chennai Rail Museum (CRM) at ICF, the ICF Administration has installed an air-conditioned restaurant inside a rail coach by name, “Chennai Express”. An LHB (Linke Hoffman Busch) air-conditioned rail coach shell was provided by ICF for this purpose and the interiors of the same have been luxuriously furnished by IRCTC.    (Image: Zee Business Online) 

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The platform in front of the coach restaurant has been designed to resemble a railway station platform matching with the Chennai Express restaurant. The exterior of the coach restaurant has been painted with modern arts by Asma Menon, a renowned creator and her team of artists.   (Image: Zee Business Online)

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The light fittings have been designed in an antique flavour with observation windows on both the ends of the coaches. IRCTC will be in charge of this unique rail coach restaurant at CRM. This is the second such restaurant in India, the first one being already operated by IRCTC in Bhopal. (Image: Zee Business Online)

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This coach restaurant was made ready in a record time of 3 months and will have a food range equivalent to a star hotel. The cafeteria will have a seating capacity of 64 pax serving Chinese, Continental, North Indian and South Indian cuisines (both Veg and Non Veg). The menu will consist of items that were traditionally served in the famous trains of bygone era of Indian Railways and the names for the dishes have also been given accordingly.   (Image: Zee Business Online)

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Initially, this restaurant will function for 6 days a week from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm except Mondays.  During the museum working hours (ie) from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, the cafeteria will cater to the needs of the visitors of the museum with the entry ticket.  After 6.00 pm, once the museum is closed for the day, the users can directly dine in the Cafeteria without any entry ticket.    (Image: Zee Business Online)

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In addition, a small water body and a vanam (small jungle) inside the CRM were also inaugurated by S. Sairam, TV & Cinema Artist and Gautami Vembunathan, Stage, TV & Film Artist, in front of ICF Team of Officers and Staff.    (Image: Zee Business Online)

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The restaurant was inaugurated by Chef Sitaram Prasad, Corporal Chef, GRT Group of Hotels & Resorts and M B Venkatesh, Managing Director, Eden Group of Hotels, in the presence of ICF team of officers and staff.   (Image: Zee Business Online)

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