Chandigarh's Night Food Street turns a favourite outing place

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Chandigarh, Feb.5 (ANI): Not very long ago, Chandigarh had very few places where one could go to eat out at late night. Thanks to the opening of Night Food Street, friends and families can enjoy mouthwatering cuisine till late in the night.

If one happens to be visiting Chandigarh at night and wish to dine somewhere proper, he is best advised to head straight to Sector 14 here, where an appetizing treat awaits.

The City beautiful first Night Food Street has Indian, Chinese and Continental delicacies to offer. And, there are eight kiosks offering an assortment of cuisines at very affordable prices.

As the area is located between Panjab University and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), students and patients' attendants can benefit the most.

"It's a government initiative, and a very good concept. Earlier, people were facing problems in getting food at night. We have people coming from PGIMER and students from Panjab University, who study till late in the night. We have good facilities to offer. The tourists and visitors, coming to Chandigarh were also facing similar problem of not finding good food at night. We try our best to serve quality food to customers," said Rohit Gaba one outlet owner at Night Food Street.

Although, a former Mayor of Chandigarh proposed the idea of a Night Food Street in 2007, it took almost two years for the Municipal Corporation to put it into practice.

Setting it up cost 30,000 dollars to the municipal Corporation here.

With such an option around, the city dwellers and visitors can easily savour Tandoori delights including Tandoori chicken and kebabs, and evergreen south Indian food like Dosas and Idlis.

"It remains open from 7 pm to 7 am. And, it was much-awaited offer from the administration and which is being welcomed by not only students but all residents of the city," said Pranay, one food buff.

"It has self-service system. Now, coming late in the night is not a problem. Here, you get variety of well-prepared food at nominal prices. If you visit any hotel, you won't find such good food late in the night. Here, you get quality and inexpensive food," said Ashok Upadhayay, another food buff. Punjabis' love for food is visible at the Night Food Street. So, if you like diverse cuisines at an affordable cost, Night Food Street is just the perfect place to be at and have a great time with loved ones at night.

Witnessing the Night Food Street's popularity, authorities have plans to introduce more of such food streets in the City. By Ashwani Kaushal (ANI)

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