Jamshedpur, Jan. 17: The A-1 category Tatanagar station dedicated a milk parlour of Sudha Dairy on platform no. 1. The outlet started functioning from today.Passengers can now get milk products at the Tatanagar railway station.
The outlet will also sell curd, lassi, rasogolla, and other flavoured drinks. ” We want to fulfill needs of our passengers. We have got the contract for running the parlour for a period of five years. Every year we would be required to pay a licence fee of Rs 4.85 lakh,” said Amit Kumar, the owner of the outlet.
Railway officials said they have entered into an agreement with Bihar State Milk Co-operative Federation for opening Sudha Dairy outlets. Five more outlets would come up soon- four on the rest four platforms and another one on the concourse area of the station,” said S K Pati, station superintendent, Tatanagar.
He said that the milk products at the existing outlet are being sourced from Sudha Dairy’s outlet at Gamharia in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district and from Barauni in Bihar.
Station sources said that platform no. 1 was chosen for the outlet first as all originating trains from Tatanagar leave from platform no. 1 . About a dozen mail express and passenger trains leave from platform number. 1 daily.Similar outlets have been planned in platform 2,3,4 and 5 which hosts running trains like Duronto Express, Rajdhani Express and Purushottam Suprefast Express.
Chakradharpur is the highest revenue earning railway division in terms of freight in the country. Notably, about 150 passenger trains pass through various stations of Chakradharpur railway division every day.
The Tatanagar station assumes importance in view because it is located on the Howrah-Mumbai main route. Several important trains travel via Tatanagar, including the high-profile Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express. The station sees a footfall of more than 60,000 passengers daily.