The Kerala government has opened the ‘Foodie Wheels Cafe’ on the Vaikom backwaters after reusing an old state bus and adding an upper deck to it.
You might have heard about how clothes are re-used to convert them into new garments but this is something different! Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), taking a step towards sustainable development, has re-used an old bus of the state and has launched ‘Foodie Wheels Cafe’ on the Vaikom backwaters of Kerala.
Inaugurated by State Tourism Minister PA Mohammad Riyas and Kerala Transport Minister Antony Raju, this project is one of the coveted projects aiming to reuse old buses of KSRTC while promoting tourism in the state. Now, the double-decker bus looks no less than a two-tier cafe where tourists, as well as locals, can enjoy the regional cuisines.
The cafe also offers an amazing view of the beautiful Vaikom backwaters, adding to the fun of eating here. It has been painted yellow with various illustrations drawn all over it. The bus also has catching phrases like, ‘Your food stop’!
For the implementation of this plan, the government had procured an old KSRTC bus and had added an upper deck to it. After this, the bus was decorated and got set up at a dumping yard near motel Aaram. The whole concept has been taken from Sayahna, the KSTDC run Hotel Mascot in Thiruvananthapuram. The place where the cafe has been established has also gone for refurbishment and now appears like the garden restaurant of Sayahna.
While the government has spent nearly Rs. 35 lakhs to execute the whole plan, the ‘God’s own country’ has surely got another finest tourist spot!
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