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Will soon resume cooked food supply to passengers in trains: Eastern Railway

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New Delhi, Jan 18: In a recent development, cooked food supply to passengers in trains under e-catering services, which were suspended as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, will resume soon in the Eastern Railway zone, an official said on Sunday. According to reports, the e-catering services will be restarted soon at Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata, Durgapur, Asansol, Malda and Bhagalpur stations under the jurisdiction of the ER.

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"There are plans to add Barddhaman, Bolpur and Jamalpur in the list of stations from where the e-catering services are provided," the ER spokesperson said.

It is reportedly said that the resumption of several long-distance and special trains, there was a growing demand to resume the services for supplying "hot, healthy and hygienic food to the passengers in the trains by nominated vendors of IRCTC".

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The spokesperson further said that the Railway Board has allowed IRCTC to resume the services at selected stations, adding that this will be provided in strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.

Under e-catering, services are provided by a large number of food aggregators empanelled by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Ltd, he said.

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    The food supply services are also made available from outlets at selected stations, the official added.

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