Indian Railways has decided to restart its e-catering services for passengers from the first week of February 2021. The coronavirus outbreak has led to the suspension of services.
Earlier, the Indian Railways had informed that cooked food supply to passengers in trains under e-catering services will resume soon in the Eastern Railway Zone.
The e-catering services in Indian Railways will soon be restarted at Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata, Durgapur, Asansol, Malda, and Bhagalpur railway stations under the jurisdiction of the ER, an official stated.
The national transporter is planning to add Barddhaman, Bolpur, and Jamalpur to the list of railway stations from where the e-catering services were provided.
He further said that there were demands to resume services for supplying hot, healthy, and hygienic food to people in the trains by nominated vendors of IRCTC.
The Board has given nod to IRCTC to resume the services at selected stations, he said. This will be provided with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols placed in an order to contain the spread of the novel virus.
The food aggregators enrolled by the IRCTC provide such services which it is also available from outlets at selected stations.