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Apr, 07 2015

Indian railways to be linked with e-pantry- Suresh Prabhu

The Centre has also constructed a plan to work in tandem with the state governments for expansion of the rail infrastructure.

In a bid to promote food catering in Indian railways, Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister has announced to link the railways to e-pantry with an aim to provide quality food to passengers, reported PTI.

The passengers will be soon able to get the food of their choice while travelling in trains.

The meals ordered will be shipped to them by caterers who will operate through base kitchens to be set up at major stations en route, said Prabhu at a press conference in Haridwar.

“Introduction of the system will not only help passengers get fresh and hygienic food during a train journey but will also give a boost to regional trade and business,” added the Minister. The ministry has also appointed, Anil Kakodkar, former Director General of to work out the modalities of the new system.

The Centre has also constructed a plan to work in tandem with the state governments for expansion of the rail infrastructure.

"We are going to collaborate with the state governments to introduce the new system of catering in 29 states and 6 union territories. If private institutions also come forward to improve the condition of railway stations, they will also be welcomed. If all of us work together, Railways can open up new avenues of growth," the Union Minister said.  

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