IRCTC to cater to 23 more trains

The newly added trains include Purushottam Express, Patna-Ranchi Jan Shatabdi, Kalka Mail and Brahmaputra Mail.

GN Bureau | September 13, 2016


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 Indian railways has given catering responsibility of 23 more trains to IRCTC as part of its efforts to bring the management of food supply services on trains under the national transporter’s PSU. With this, the number of trains on which IRCTC manages catering services has risen to 115. 

The IRCTC already provides catering services on 65 express trains, six Rajdhanis, 13 Duronto, six Shatabdi and two Suvidha trains.
IRCTC chairman and managing director AK Manocha said, “We are proud of the confidence the railways has in the quality and efficiency of the catering provided by the IRCTC. Our goal will be to continue to improve the services for the passengers.”
 
The newly added trains include Purushottam Express, Patna-Ranchi Jan Shatabdi, Kalka Mail and Bhrahmaputra Mail
 
 Railway minister Suresh Prabhu had announced in the budget for 2016-17 that IRCTC would manage catering services in a phased manner. He had also said that the IRCTC would unbundle catering services by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution.
 
 IRCTC will also manage catering on all new trains and trains introduced on short notice, and trains whose existing catering contracts have been terminated or surrendered.
 
 Also, IRCTC is working to expand the business by constructing budget hotels at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh and Sawantwadi near Goa on PPP model.
 

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