Catering service will resume in trains closed due to COVID-19. The Railway Board on Friday issued an order to provide cooked ready meals in trains. Railway Board has asked IRCTC to resume serving food to passengers in trains. Railway Board said that providing cooked ready meals will now continue. However, it has not yet been told from what date this facility of providing cooked food is going to start.
Decision taken after the relaxation of COVID rules in the country
In the letter sent by the Railway Board to IRCTC, it has been said, “In view of the commencement of normal train service, the need of passengers and the relaxation in the rules related to COVID in hotels, restaurants and eateries across the country. Food should be started in trains to the passengers.
IRCTC officials said that orders are awaited from the Railway Board in this regard. The start of this service will be announced as soon as there is an order from the Railway Board. From March 2020 onwards, the Railways had banned the catering business.
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Train operations returned to normal in the country
Trains running across the country will now run under the pre-Corona transition phase of operation. The tag of special has been removed from all trains. However, the COVID protocol will continue. Only those who have a confirmed ticket will be allowed to travel in the reserve coach. Traveling on waiting tickets will also not be allowed. The service of Mail/Express Special and Holiday Special trains will now be like normal trains as before. These trains will again run with regular numbers. The old normal fare will be applicable again instead of the special fare.