This Indian Railways service on trains to change; big setback for passengers, check full list
Indian Railways has proposed to cut down the quantity of food being served and this even entails removing certain items from the menu. While foodies will definitely be put off, this mechanism, says Indian Railways, will enable it to improve the quality of the food and thereby take away focus on just quantity.
In a hunt to improve the quality of food being served on trains and address passenger complaints, Piyush Goyal led Indian Railways has proposed to cut down the quantity of food being served and this even entails removing certain items from the menu. While foodies will definitely be put off, this mechanism, says Indian Railways, will enable it to improve the quality of the food and thereby take away focus on just quantity. Even more disappointing is the fact that, as of now, there will be no change in rates of the menu.
Sources close to the development informed Zee Business's Sameer Dixit that steps are being taken to make Indian Railways catering better in quality parameters rather than just focusing on the quantity. In this effort, a few food items will be removed from the plate. Check list - only one beverage will be served instead of two or three items, .i.e. only tea/coffee or lime juice will be served.
There will be a reduction in snacks category also, .i.e. it will be limited to two items. Earlier, the snack category included sandwich, samosa/kachori and namkeens. It is planning to remove soup from the catering list. In addition, it has plans to reduce the quantity of many foods like dal will be reduced to 120 grams from existing 150 grams. In fact, each one-meal weight will be reduced to 700 grams from existing 900 grams.
The basis of the proposal: The aforementioned proposal is based on the recommendations of a committee that was constituted to rationalise the food menu being served on Indian Railways.
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According to the sources, the major changes will be first introduced in premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi, where the catering facilities are under the control of IRCTC. Railways is focusing more on the delivery of dry food items by minimising the curry based or liquid items. This model is followed in airlines or aviation industry.