Targeting over 300 million passengers annually, Odyssey India Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd., is opening its 9th express kiosk at Barakhambha today (11 December, 2009). The size of this store is about 100 square feet.
Talking exclusively with IndiaRetailing, before the launch of the kiosk at Barakhambha Delhi Metro, T S Ashwin, managing director, Odyssey India Ltd says, “Odyssey already has eight operational express kiosks at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Ltd.’s Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, New Delhi, Central Secretariat, Chandni Chowk, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitampura and Vishwa Vidyalaya stations. And we are about to roll out our 9th Odyssey Express Kiosk at Barakhambha Station today.”
The size of these kiosks varies between 100 to 250 square feet. These express kiosks stock books, music, toys, stationery, gifts, souvenirs and convenience items focusing mainly on travelers, students and office goers. On being asked about further expansion plans, Ashwin says, “Odyssey will soon be adding 10 more kiosks at operational DMRC stations.”
Talking of the investment cost in opening such kiosk, Ashwin says, “It varies between four to seven lakh excluding merchandise.”
The total store count of Odyssey will be 47 with the opening of this kiosk at Barakhambha Metro station.
— Diwakar Kumar