July 9, 2018
Last month, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) had put up live updates of their base kitchens. On 8th July 2018 the system went live and one can now see the footage by going to the IRCTC website, clicking on Gallery and then on Videos. The system was inaugurated by Ashwani Lohani who is the chairman of the Railway Board
After many complaints, IRCTC has been working hard to maintain hygiene levels and food quality. This is just one of its measures in order to maintain transparency of how their kitchens work to the travellers. “This live streaming can be accessed by anyone on IRCTC’s website under the gallery link,” the corporation stated to the media.
Aside from launching the new service, Lohani also inspected the IRCTC kitchens at Noida that makes about 10,000 meals a day for travellers. These meals are meant for the Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains that start from New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar stations. Lohani, appreciated the large scale of operations at the kitchens and also stated the fact that a food testing lab exists is a unique feature of IRCTC. “Such a facility is conspicuous by its absence in the airline catering sector,” Lohani told.