You know how thing you worry about the most when you’re taking a train journey? Yes, food. Well, food is the thing we worry about the most regardless of what we’re doing.
But now, the tide is changing. Passengers can now look forward to fresh home cooked food supplied by groups on train journey. According to the Indian Railways, the project is being tested out in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.
“We have entered into a partnership with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to facilitate SHGs of farmers to supply local meals to train passengers,” Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), AK Manocha said.
As per the arrangement, two stations in the Konkan region – Kudal and Sawantwadi – have been identified for the pilot project.
How do you order the food?
You can order the meal online through the IRCTC website.
Manocha said a similar initiative has been launched in Kerala also and plans are there to extend it to all over the country.
IRCTC will rope in SHGs for supply of home-cooked local meals on trains in other stations as well, he said.
Earlier, Railways had launched an e-catering facility to allow passengers to book meals online instead of the food from the pantry cars.