The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched e-catering companies on long-distance mail and categorical trains originating from totally different stations falling below the East Central Railway (ECR) jurisdiction.
IRCTC had suspended catering companies on long-distance trains since March 22, 2020 following the Covid-induced lockdown throughout the nation. However, IRCTC had deliberate to renew catering companies after resumption of normal trains from January 15. But, preserving in view the surge within the Covid-19 new variant instances, it has postponed the plan and, as an alternative, IRCTC has determined to supply extra e -catering companies to passengers touring by categorical trains from the ECR jurisdiction, stated Patna IRCTC regional supervisor Rajesh Kumar.
According to Kumar, Patna IRCTC has been offering e-catering companies at 22 stations below the ECR jurisdiction. “Patna IRCTC is providing e-catering services in almost all long-distance regular mail and express trains either originating from or passing through Patna Junction and other major stations under the ECR jurisdiction,” he stated.
IRCTC has offered choices like ‘money on supply’ or cost on-line on the IRCTC web site on the time of reserving journey tickets. Under the revised menu, IRCTC has launched an array of high quality and hygienic meals to the selection of passengers, Kumar stated.
According to Kumar, passengers are availing e-catering companies by reserving their orders on the www.ecatering irctc.com web site or putting orders by dialing 1323. Besides, IRCTC has additionally given a provision to passengers to obtain the IRCTC app, ‘Food on Track’, on their cellphones, he stated, including IRCTC is offering e-catering services at 325 stations throughout the nation.
Meanwhile, passengers touring by Patna-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and different superfast trains in AC coaches have requested railway authorities involved to renew provide of linens and blankets to passengers, who’re going through hardships in winter.