The Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is launching a novel facility that serves travellers food inside their vehicles.
After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the culture of dining out has suffered a huge hit, so KTDC has come up with the idea to launch 'In-Car Dining' to revive this every day lifestyle while paying critical attention to the threats posed by the outbreak.
Tourism Minister PA Mohamed Riyas said that this concept will help diners to remain in their parked vehicles where they can place and receive food orders from KTDC's Aahaar Restaurants. The facility will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks following COVID-19 protocols.
Riyas added, "The scheme is being implemented considering public safety hazards. We are expecting that the initiative will help the tourism industry to pick up after the second wave of the pandemic. To begin with, select KTDC restaurants will carry out the scheme." He also announced the renovation of KTDC hotel chains, under the project 'Mission Facelift'.
Riyas further added that the ministry is planning to set up floating restaurants in selected destinations across the state on the lines of the one at Veli in Thiruvananthapuram.