PUNE Really don’t be shocked the upcoming time you are travelling by a prolonged-length train if the food items served does not come to feel contemporary due to the fact the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has stopped cooking food within the pantry coaches of these trains because last 7 days. The reason cited by the IRCTC is cylinder blasts and consequent burning of coaches. Hereon, the IRCTC will prepare dinner food in its mobile kitchen area on system variety 1 of Pune railway station and services approximately 300 meals every day to 15 trains. Apart from meals, other food items products this kind of as breakfast, treats, packed and preserved meals merchandise and water bottles, much too, will be offered from the IRCTC cell kitchen area.

A senior IRCTC official of the Pune division on situation of anonymity said, “The selection was taken by the IRCTC high-stage committee previous 7 days and as for each the guidance supplied, we have now entirely stopped cooking meals in pantry vehicles. The gasoline cylinders have been removed from the coaches and foods is becoming cooked spherical-the-clock as for each the timings of the trains by way of our mobile kitchen in this article at the Pune railway station.”

Earlier, passengers would get freshly-cooked food stuff within pantry autos on extensive-distance trains but now the method has transformed fully. The cylinders have been eradicated from pantry autos and foods is becoming cooked from the foundation ‘cell kitchen’ on platform selection 1 of Pune railway station from wherever it is taken to the pantry autos. At this time in the Pune division, close to 300 meal packets, each veg and non-veg, are staying sent day by day to 16 very long-distance trains.

Requested how food stuff will be served in Pune’s prestigious Deccan Queen convey teach that has its own eating car or truck, the formal said, “Currently, all cooked breakfast items such as vegetable cutlets, bread omelet, tea and coffee are cooked here at the station and then sent into the educate. Whereas immediately after the new coaches arrive on June 22 for the Deccan Queen teach, there will be an electric induction process in which at least breakfast items can be cooked.”

Meanwhile, travellers are disappointed with this conclusion of the IRCTC. Harsha Shah, president of the Railway Pravasi Team, reported, “The purpose offered by the railways for taking away the cylinders from the pantry cars and trucks is fully baseless. In my 60 yrs of travelling by the railways across the state, I have in no way heard of any incident where pantry vehicles have caught fireplace. Also, the foodstuff which is cooked hrs prior to will not keep on being in great high quality when it is served to passengers on extended-distance trains.”

Another passenger Shailesh Kshirsagar who usually travels to Delhi for his function explained, “When I vacation in extensive-length trains, it is expected to get properly cooked foods in the coach though travelling. Now if we are obtaining food stuff which is cooked hours just before we consume and our wellbeing deteriorates, who is to blame for it?”