Railways offers Food Plazas, Home Delivery taxis, safe tours

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Ambala, May 23 (UNI) The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation is setting up food plazas and expanding its network to provide facilities like 'home delivery' system to tourists.

''Now the tourists would not face difficulty in reaching the station to their destination'', IRCTC chief General Manager Anit Dulat said here.

The Corporation, he said, was also providing taxi-tour service to pick tourists from their residence. The IRCTC has displayed about two dozen tours on the website and the tourists could choose tour packages of their choice and travel safely.

Mr Dulat, who inspected the Ambala Cantonment Railway Station yesterday for expanding IRCTC projects aimed at providing food and catering facilities to the passengers, said that food plazas would be opened at Ambala, Chandigarh, Bhatinda, Saharanpur and other stations and a survey had been undertaken in this regard.

Besides, food centers were proposed to be opened at Kalka, Chandiar and Dehradun from where the passengers would get quality edibles at moderate rates.

He said that consummable articles manufactured by standard companies would also be available at these stations adding that the Ambala Cantonment railway station would be made 'model station' in this regard.

The IRCTC CGM Dulat informed that the LPG-fitted trollies would be replaced with modern stalls which would be allotted to trolly venders.

However, the entire range of edible material prepared by the Corporation would be served at the stations and vending would be made through automatic machines.

He said that the IRCTC was committed to popularise Khadi Gramodyog products while dispensing with eatables. He said that efforts were being made to maintain the quality of food served in Shatabdi trains.

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