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IRCTC denies serving only vegetarian food on trains during Sawan, regular menu options to continue

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IRCTC denies serving only vegetarian food on trains during Sawan, regular menu options to continue

IRCTC, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, has refuted allegations that it’s going to solely serve vegetarian food in Bihar during the month of ‘Sawan’. Several media stories had beforehand steered that IRCTC, in Bhagalpur, Bihar, had introduced its resolution to present only vegetarian meals ranging from July 4. 

‘Sawan’ or ‘Shravan’ is taken into account some of the sacred months within the Hindu lunar calendar, and observing fasts on Mondays during this era is seen as extremely auspicious for in search of the blessings of Lord Shiva. However, IRCTC took to Twitter to deny these claims, clarifying that no such directions had been issued. They said that each one accepted food gadgets would continue to be accessible on the market to passengers from the food unit.

The ANI report quoted Pankaj Kumar, Manager of a food service stall saying, “In the month of Sawan, food will be served without onion and garlic. Fruits will also be given. This arrangement will be applicable throughout Sawan. Non-vegetarian food will be stopped from July 4. Cleanliness will be taken care of.”

This 12 months, the Shravan interval is unusually prolonged, lasting for 2 months as a substitute of the same old one-month interval. Interestingly, an analogous prevalence happened roughly 19 years in the past when an almost two-month-long Shravan interval was noticed. This 12 months, the primary fasting Monday of the interval falls on July 10, and the ultimate Monday quick is noticed on August 28.

In the previous, there have been situations the place the sale of non-vegetarian food was prohibited on trains due to non secular festivals.

Nilesh Desai
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