Railway Board chairman, has asked the passengers to carry home-cooked food instead of relying on the trains’ pantry. The advice has been given after the incident of recovering a lizard in a meal served to the passengers on board in Poorva Express on Tuesday, Times Now reported.
There has been a flood of complaints on social media platforms about the food in the recent times and Railway Board chairman AK Mittal’s patience seems to have tipped over about the daily complaints as he suggested passengers to carry home-cooked food instead of depending completely on train pantry cars.
“Carry home-cooked food as quality-wise there is no alternative of such food,” said Mittal.
“We are aware about the problems being faced by the passengers due to compromises being made by the contractors with quality of food. Railway is facing a serious challenge in catering food to about 15 lakh passengers in trains per day”, he added. (as quoted by Times of India)
“The railway is preparing its base kitchens, which will become operational within a year. Also, the major focus is on the promotion of e-catering, he said adding, passengers are being encouraged to order for food through e-catering portal,” the Chairman added.
However, he further added that they are trying to popularise e-catering service so that people can order their meals online through e-catering portal.