Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
1-min read

'Bring Your Own' is Railways' Answer to Complaints of Inedible Food

AK Mittal has said that passengers should carry their own food and not rely on the railway pantry till their kitchens are revamped – a process that may take over an year.

News18.com

Updated:July 30, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Loading...

New Delhi: The Railways has come up with a temporary solution to complaints of poor quality food on trains – bring your own.

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report had recently deemed the food served on trains and sold on platforms as "unfit for human consumption".

Adding to the Railways' embarrassment, a lizard was found in a vegetarian biryani served on the Howrah-Delhi Poorva Express. One of the passengers fell ill and later complained that he had developed stomach ulcers and infections.

Reacting to the complaints, the Railway Board has asked passengers to bring their own food, at least till railway kitchens are revamped. This, the Board says, may take more than a year.

"Passengers should carry their own food. Our kitchens are being revamped and that may take over a year," AK Mittal, Chairman of the Railway Board, said.

Reacting to the CAG report, the Ministry of Railways had claimed that the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) would be forming a new catering policy by unbundling the current services on trains.

| Edited by: Aditya Nair
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results