Coming soon: Railways set to introduce airline-like food
The new menu will offer food items without gravy.It will also include Veg Biryani, Rajma Chawal, Hakka noodles, Pulav, and laddo.(Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)
The Indian railway is planning to change its menu. Taking inspiration from the "dry food" served in airlines, the railways is planning to copy its menu card.
About five months back the railways had introduced a committee to work on the menu.
The committee has submitted a report to railway board. The decision of the board may come out soon.
The report submitted to the committee states that railway passengers will have to modify their food habits according to the new system.
The report has suggested that just like the airlines, the railways should also focus on serving dry food.
Railways may also give prominence to ready-to-eat meals, just like the airways.
The new menu will offer food items without gravy. It will also include vegetarian biryani, rajma chawal, hakka noodles, pulav, and laddo.
The report has also indicated that with the change in menu rationalisation is also necessary. The passengers may have to pay more after the new menu is released.
The railways have now made catering optional in all the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
According to recent figures about 20 per cent people have rejected the catering option.
This move will benefit railways to change the onboard menu option in the trains.
As part of its trial, the railways have already started the new catering system in some of its trains like Delhi-Firozpur Shatabdi and Bihar Sampark Kranti.
Within the next 5-6 months, the railways will be ready to implement its new modified system and will introduce the revamped menu in many of its trains, sources state.