Railways to open revolving restaurant in Matheran

The Central Railway (CR) is planning to open a revolving restaurant in Matheran, Mumbai. The CR is also getting in touch with IRCTC to come up with ways to attract more tourists to the hill station.

THe authorities are also planning to come up with a steam engine ride up the Matheran hill. The CR looks at improving the number of tourists on the 21-km-long Neral-Matheran stretch.

“We are looking at having a revolving restaurant at Matheran. We want to attract as many tourists as possible. We shall be running a ceremonial run of the steam engine with two coaches attached to it between Aman Lodge and Matheran,” said SK Jain, Divisional Railway Manager (Mumbai), Central Railway.

The proposed revolving restaurant will be built on an open plot next to the platforms where the toy trains terminate. This plot is in the middle of a loop line track that takes the train to the yard.

There are British-era structures, which are in dilapidated condition, that can be redeveloped and revived to the old look. The authorities are looking at making these bungalows, which used to be the restrooms for railwaymen in the past, into a heritage gallery.