Executive lounge opened at MGR Central Railway Station in Chennai

AN executive lounge on par with the ones available in an airport has been opened for the benefit of passengers at Chennai’s Dr MGR Central Railway Station, according to a press release.

The contract to run the lounge has been awarded to Ten 11 Hospitality for five years for ₹17.75 crores.

Located on the main concourse near Platform No. 6, the executive lounge can accommodate nearly 180 passengers; and houses 112 single sofas and 10 recliners for individual comfort. Additionally, there are 18 single-sleeping pods and 4 double-sleeping pods catering to both solo travellers and families, said a release.

To cater to the diverse preferences, a cyclic buffet offering both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options will be made available, ensuring a delightful dining experience for all passengers.

The entry charge is ₹200 for an hour's stay with free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee. The entry charge for a single sleeping pod is ₹840 for three hours with the provision of a water bottle, special welcome drink, Wi-Fi, blanket, pillow and bed sheets.

The charge varies according to the facilities/duration and also comes as a package with a cyclic buffet. The facility will benefit both incoming and outgoing passengers to rest, relax and rejuvenate during their short stay at the station, the release said.