Ever since the first Indira Canteen was inaugurated last year, they have continuously been in the news. And they’re back again! CM Siddaramaiah inaugurated 24 mobile Indira Canteens this Republic day, meaning that Congress can make good on their promise to have a canteen in each ward.
“The Indira Canteens will be parked near public parks and prime locations of 24 civic wards serving breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Bengaluru civic body spokesman L. Suresh told IANS here.
Launched 24 mobile #IndiraCanteen in 24 BBMP wards where we could not find a site.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) January 26, 2018
The canteens, which would serve vegetarian breakfast at Rs 5 per plate and lunch and dinner at Rs 10, would be run on modified tempo travellers equipped with CCTV cameras and GPS system to track their locations.
These mobile units are fitted with solar panels for power supply, overhead drinking water tank and an underground sump to collect used water. With the Karnataka State Assembly election coming up this year, it is certainly a race to the finish line with naysayers claiming the Indira Canteens are just a political ploy.