Railways’ New Way to Tackle Quality of Food On Trains

Now, passengers of Indian Railways can relax when it comes to on-board food quality. To tackle the food-related complaints that Railways has been receiving, the National Transporter has decided to print bar-codes on all food packets with details of the kitchen unit name and the date of packaging.

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The measures have already been initiated in some places by the Railways. It will soon be taken across the country.

Railways has been roping in branded food providers for on-board e-catering services on trains, while also locating food safety supervisors in kitchen units to monitor food safety and hygiene practices.

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IRCTC has also upgraded 46 kitchen units in the last two years with the installment of CCTV cameras in 38 base kitchens to monitor food preparation.

According to the Railway Minister, “Indian Railways has not set up any committee to conduct an inquiry regarding food quality. However, third-party audits are conducted by IRCTC to check the quality of food on trains.”