In a major relief to passengers, the Railways has ordered to start catering service in trains that was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry of Railways has issued orders in this regard to all General Managers.
After the orders, passengers will get cooked food served to their seats in trains like Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi, Tejas, Gatimaan Express.
DNA had reported earlier as well that a circular has been issued by the Railway Board regarding this decision, which states that railways will soon start serving cooked food in trains again. Apart from this, ready-to-eat food will also be available. IRCTC has started its preparation for the time being and gradually, this service will be started in a phased manner.
The circular read that in wake of the resumption of normal train services, requirements of passengers and easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions at restaurants, hotels and other places across the country, the Ministry of Railways has decided to resume the service of cooked food in trains again. Apart from this, ready-to-eat service food will also be available in trains.
Our partner website Zee Business had first reported on October 14 that the normal catering service would be resumed after the festivals.
Recently, the Railways decided to remove the special status from trains and by November 21, the old numbers, timetables and fares of all trains would be updated on the portal. Till now, more than 1100 trains have been updated on the portal with old numbers.