Indira canteen to serve food from February

Indira canteen to serve food from February

Indira canteen to serve food from February

The bottlenecks for the construction of Indira canteen in town have been cleared and the work for the construction of the canteen has been initiated near the bus stand on Race Course Road.

Congress leaders had insisted on getting an Indira canteen constructed on the land belonging to the Hopcoms. But the Hopcoms management refused to hand over the land and warned of approaching the court, if the land was acquired by the government against the wish of the management.

The site on the race course road was then finalised for the canteen.

"The Indira canteen is constructed using pre-cast technology where separate parts are assembled. Up to 50% of the work has been completed in four days and the canteen will be ready to serve people with tasty food at reasonable costs, within a few days," officials said and added that the inauguration will be done in February.

The construction of a canteen costs Rs 32 lakh. The canteen will be facilitated with kitchen, two toilets and also CCTV cameras. The management of the canteen and the preparation of food will be handed over to non-government organisations. The district administration has decided to invite tenders for the same.

Idli sambar, rice baath, 'avalakki uppittu', 'khara uppittu', 'chitranna' and 'khara pongal' will be served in the mornings. The afternoon menu will consist of rice, sambar, pickle and papad. The menu in the night or evening will be the same as that of afternoon.

A special dish 'bisibele baath', vegetable rice, 'puliyogare' or jeera rice will be served on Sundays.

"The rates are fixed at Rs five and Rs 10 for breakfast and meals respectively. The labourers will be benefited by the canteen in large," Congress city unit president K U Abdul Razak has said.