In order to upgrade the quality of food served on trains, the IRCTC is to set up new kitchens and upgrade existing ones, parliament was told on Wednesday.
“The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been mandated to carry out the unbundling by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution on trains. In order to upgrade the quality of food preparation, IRCTC is to set up new kitchens and upgrade existing ones,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Lok Sabha in a written reply. He said that the new policy which was floated on 27 February last year mandates the zonal railways to hand over the kitchens managed by them to IRCTC.
The minister said that the revamping of existing railway catering system by carrying out unbundling under Catering Policy 2017 is aimed at providing quality hygienic food to customers at affordable prices.