Meals merchandising machines will quickly be put in in suburban Central Railway (CR) stations. The machines can be positioned in 19 suburban practice stations, together with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Parel, Kurla, Thane, Ghatkopar, Kalyan, Vidyavihar, Mulund, Chinchpokli, Currey Highway stations.
The machines, that are slated to be operational by December, could have ready-to-eat snacks, crisps, juices, sweets, water, and different meals.
“Meals merchandising machines can be accessible in any respect main stations. Stations and platforms the place the house for a meals stand is small, merchandising machines can simply be accessible, ”stated Robin Kalia, senior enterprise supervisor of the CR division.
Machines are introduced into practice stations as meals stalls are closed because of the unfold of Covid-19. Rail authorities have stated the stalls will seemingly stay closed for a while.
“Even after rail providers resume, meals stalls are more likely to stay closed. This can be carried out as a way to stop the unfold of the coronavirus. Meals merchandising machines can be helpful to passengers within the suburbs, ”stated a senior CR official.
The zonal railway plans to introduce meals merchandising machines at different stations within the metropolis later.
CR has additionally launched merchandising machines for masks, hand sanitizers, and gloves, in addition to well being kiosks for passengers touring on native trains. Kiosks can be found at Kalyan, Thane and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) stations. Passengers can examine their blood stress, physique mass index (BMI), blood sugar, weight, oxygen saturation and physique hydration degree at these well being kiosks.