Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: Travellers of the Delhi metro will soon be able to buy kitchen essentials like flour, onion, and pulses at major metro stations, starting from Rajiv Chowk. The Centre will soon open retail stores for such staple food at major metro stations starting this month, ET reported on December 6, citing a senior Government official.
The report added that the stores will be owned and operated by the National Cooperative Consumers’ Federation of India (NCCF). It aims to open stores at 15-20 metro stations with high footfall, offering food at subsidised prices.
If the plan is successful in Delhi, it may also be extended to other cities with metro networks like Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru, the report said.
With the move, NCCF is trying to reach out to a larger pool of customers and help them avail of the subsidies on these food items. Earlier, it sold tomatoes at subsidised rates in Delhi when the market price crossed Rs 200 per kilogram.