IRCTC given providing food services in 23 more prepares

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New Delhi, Sept 10: Railways has given cooking duty of 23 more prepares to IRCTC as a component of its endeavors to bring the administration of sustenance supply administrations on trains under the national transporter’s PSU.

With this expansion, the number on trains on which IRCTC oversees providing food administrations has ascended to 115. The IRCTC as of now gives providing food administrations on 65 express prepares, six Rajdhanis, 13 Duronto, six Shatabdi and two Suvidha trains.

“As we take up more obligations, we are glad for the certainty the Railways has in the quality and proficiency of the cooking gave by the IRCTC. Our objective will be to keep on improving the administrations for the travelers,” said IRCTC Chairman and Managing Direction AK Manocha.

Right now, around 92 trains are out of IRCTC duty.

As indicated by IRCTC “Of these 29 trains are served by the division and 63 through licensees.”

The recently included trains incorporate Purushottam Express, Patna-Ranchi Jan Shatabdi, Kalka Mail, Bhrahmaputra Mail, Licchawi Express, Bangalore City-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express and Bangalore City-Chennai Shatabdi.

Railroad Minister Suresh Prabhu had declared in the Budget for 2016-17 that IRCTC would oversee providing food administrations in a staged way. He likewise said that the IRCTC would unbundle providing food administrations by making a qualification fundamentally between sustenance planning and nourishment dissemination.

A declaration on the unbundling will be made soon with arrangements to streamline cooking operations by setting up base kitchens the nation over and allocating separate organizations to plan and convey the nourishment.

IRCTC will likewise oversee cooking on every single new prepare and prepares presented without prior warning generally and trains whose current providing food contracts have been ended or surrendered.

Growing the business, IRCTC is wanting to build spending lodgings at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh and Sawantwadi close Goa on PPP model. It has as of now welcomed articulation of enthusiasm for the ventures.

Manocha said “We are likewise wanting to build a Rail Neer plant in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh with a limit of 1 lakh liters for every day. The plant, went for serving Agra, Muradabad, Izzatnagar and Delhi division, is required to be operational in the following one and a half years.”

There are six Rail Neer plants at present operational in Delhi, Patna, Chennai, Amethi, Mumbai and Trivandrum, with a consolidated limit of 7 lakh liters for every day. A seventh one at Bilaspur will be open in the following 2-3 months.