This bus serves tea and snacks in Kannur !
Kannur: The hearty aroma of the bubbling tea and the brewing coffee hits you as you enter the door to this bus. There is no driver or conductor to greet you but you can see a youngster in a corner busy preparing the concoction.
We are talking about the food truck started by Milma in the KSRTC bus stand in Kannur. An old bus that was no longer fit for use was revamped and thus stared the journey of the food truck. Apart from serving tea, coffee, and yummy snacks, 43 of Milma’s products are also sold here. Added to the wide array of milk varieties, all sorts of powders and instant mixes are found there. They plan to stay open 24 hours, but COVID restrictions are currently putting this plan on hold. It is also a problem that the number of people visiting the stand has dwindled. However, N. V. Kareem who has taken up the franchise, believes that the truck that is now parked in one of the hotspots of the city that has made all Milma products available under a single rooftop is going to be a huge hit.
The sale on the opening day has also upped the hopes. There are four employees currently. When the truck starts to function round the clock, more people may need to be employed.
The food truck was inaugurated by the Minister for Local Self Governments and Excise M. V. Govindan. He said that it is a very innovative venture and that similar projects should be started in the hotspots of other cities as well. The Malabar Union Chairman, K. S. Mani presided over the function. Corporation mayor T. O. Mohanan performed the exchange of the key. The first sale was made by Kadannappalli Ramachandran MLA, Counsellor Adv. P. K. Anwar, Milma director P. P. Narayanan, State transport officer K. Yousuf, Malabar union managing director Dr. P. Murali and BJP state president N. Haridas spoke during the inauguration function.