Mumbaikars, get ready to experience the city’s first ever swanky restaurant on the wheels! Ranked as world’s second most amazing railway stations, CSMT always tops the list of every tourist who lands at Mumbai.
The capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai aka sapno ka shehar, is famous for its huge number of visiting spots and CSTM historical building captivates every tourist. While the popularity of Mumbai and its tourist attractions is not unknown to the world, there are still many people who don’t know about the open-air heritage museum at CSTM.
This open-air heritage museum gully will soon welcome its first ever restaurant on wheels for visitors. Old railway coaches of the rail car are set for a makeover like never before and the refurbishing cost stands approximately at Rs 28 lakh.
To retain the rail coach vibes, the interior appearance of the restaurant will be kept in sync with the old rail engines, train seats and coaches.
The Central Railway chief public relations officer Shivaji Sutar confirmed the development and sources say the availability of a broad-gauge passenger coach, transportation and placement on the track—including the drawings and specifications of drainage—will be done by the mechanical (Carriage and Wagon) department and then, a contractor will take over.
With its artisans, crafts and vintage vibes, the restaurant is going to be a breath-taking experience for the visitors as enjoy their meals on the wheels.
Where is it?
The restaurant on wheel is set to be located near the heritage gully, at entry of P D’Mello Road close to platform no. 18.
1928 vintage narrow gauge steam locomotive, India’s first electric locos, a heritage wagon manufactured by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company England are some of the rare artefacts that the heritage gully has to offer.
You can also check out printing press, an old stone crusher and a fire engine made in 1880. These rare and antique pieces of arts certainly add to the overall aesthetic appal of the restaurant.
Whether you are a first -time visitor or a resident in Mumbai, you will definitely love to take a stroll in the mesmerizing open-air heritage gully that gives out some serious traveller feels.
DID YOU KNOW?
Earlier in February 2020, Asansol division of the Eastern Railways started a restaurant on the similar theme. Within a time-span of just three months, old, over-aged mainline train coaches were beautifully transformed into aesthetically themed restaurants, a tea boutique Chai-Chun and a restaurant Wow Bhojan.