Last year in April IRCTC threw open the executive lounge at the Sealdah station for long-distance passengers and now the eastern railways is all set to construct a shopping mall there. A senior official of the Eastern Railways revealed that the tender for the shopping mall has already been floated and the location of the mall will be on the concourse area between the mainline and south division at the station. It will take approximately 3, 000 square feet area. The official further said,
“The tendering process is expected to complete by mid-February this year. The construction of the infrastructure will be completed in the next six months. It is expected that the shopping mall would be completed by September 2020.”
As per the items to be available at this shopping mall the official said that the mall will consist mostly of clothing stores, crockery shops, and other non-consumer durable items. The eastern railways hope this mall to be considered as a gift to the passengers visiting the city during its biggest festival, ‘Durga Puja’ from the outskirts. IRCTC has already set up its food court at the station.