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Eastern Railways To Begin E-Catering Services At Select Stations Soon

There is demand to renew “healthy, hygienic food” provide on trains, an official mentioned (Representational)


Cooked meals provide to passengers in trains underneath e-catering companies, which had been suspended as a measure to include the unfold of COVID-19, will resume quickly within the Eastern Railway (ER) zone, an official mentioned in Kolkata on Sunday.

The e-catering companies will probably be restarted quickly at Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata, Durgapur, Asansol, Malda and Bhagalpur stations underneath the jurisdiction of the ER, he mentioned.

There are plans so as to add Barddhaman, Bolpur and Jamalpur within the record of stations from the place the e-catering companies are supplied, the ER spokesperson mentioned.

With the resumption of a number of long-distance and particular trains, there was a rising demand to renew the companies for supplying “hot, healthy and hygienic food to the passengers in the trains by nominated vendors of IRCTC”, he mentioned.

The Railway Board has allowed IRCTC to renew the companies at chosen stations, he mentioned, including that this will probably be supplied in strict adherence to the COVID protocols.


Under e-catering, companies are supplied by a lot of meals aggregators empanelled by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd, he mentioned.

The meals provide companies are additionally made accessible from retailers at chosen stations, the official added.

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