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IRCTC to open restaurant at Janpath Hotel

PTI     June 30, 2015

Seeking foray into fine dining restaurant business at Star hotels across the country, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is all set to open a speciality restaurant in the ITDC-run Hotel Janpath in the national capital.

IRCTC is in the final phase of negotiations with ITDC to get some space at Hotel Janpath, a senior IRCTC official said on Tuesday.

The official said IRCTC plans to enter the restaurant business in a big way. We will develop and operate the space at the Janpath by launching an IRCTC-branded speciality restaurant with bar and banquet facilities.

IRCTC, a railway PSU, intends to showcase its venture at Hotel Janpath as its flagship property of this business.

In addition, it plans to engage an established consultant for setting up this flagship property and building its brand and image.

Once the restaurant becomes functional, it will create a niche in the 'Fine Dining Restaurant' segment, thereby expanding the horizons of IRCTC's overall catering business.

IRCTC, involved in e-ticketing and also catering in a few selected trains, plans to strengthen the eatery business with the presence of its brand across the country.

Besides providing meals in some premium trains like Rajdhani and Duranto, it also caters to its corporate clients like Samsung, Nokia, HCL and Oxford University Press through its base kitchens in Delhi and Noida.

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