Cafe, salon, laundry, pharmacy and more at Metro stations

Soon, pharmacy, laundry, restaurants, tea cafe, salon and other retail services available in your neighbourhood will be at the Namma Metro stations too.

The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited on Saturday called for tenders, offering commercial space at the statio­ns along Reach 1 (between MG Road and Baiyappanahalli).
As many as 36 shop spaces have been created in 10 retail categories, a senior BMRCL official told Deccan Herald. 

However, food consumption will not be allowed in the train. Last date for tender bid submission is September 14, the official said.

Retail outlets

*Vending machines: Coin-operated machines dispensing food/beverage items, magazines and such other items.

* Money-changing: Exchange of foreign currencies, transfer of money and related services.

* Pharmacy: 24/7 sale of counter drugs and prescription drugs and any other essential products normally stocked in pharmacies.

* Laundry: Collection and delivery of clothes for washing, ironing, repair, alteration and dry cleaning.

* Repair shop: Repair of shoes, bags, watches, umbrella keys and other items.

* Florist: Sale of cut flowers, flower arrangements and bouquets.

* Take-away: Food-on-the-go of any cuisine, including bakery items, burgers, rolls, sandwiches, donuts, samosas, south Indian tiffin items, sweets and savouries, hot or cold beverages, and other ready-to-eat food. No cooking shall be allowed at the location.

* Books, gifts and novelties: Books, music, greeting cards, stationary, periodicals, gifts, toys and other items offered in similar outlets elsewhere.

* Salon: Hair cut, foot and head massages, personal grooming and such other services (except body massage).

*Quick service restaurant: To  set up a kitchen and cook (using gas stoves) with permitted items for sale; shall be of vegetarian Indian fare.

*Tea cafe: Tea and other hot beverages, snacks and savouries.

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