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QR codes will be placed on the food packets for train Passengers

  • All the information related to the food will be provided to the passengers of premium trains.
  • Use of QR Code will start by the last week of March’ for the food Prepared in Rajendra Nagar Terminal Base Kitchen of East Central Railway.
  • Railway is now starting the service in premium trains, the scope will increase.

Passengers of premium trains traveling from Patna will now get quality and better food. Also, railway passengers will be able to get complete information about food in train served to them.The QR code on the food packets, when scanned, will provide you the details like where the food is prepared, how it has been prepared, video of food preparation and other details including hygiene standards. It is set to start from Patna for the first time in East Central Railway. The food packets packed from the base kitchen at Rajendra Nagar Terminal will start imposing QR codes by the end of this month. DRM Mr. Sunil Kumar said “The basic price, weight and all the information of the passengers will be available at one click. The DRM said that the QR code will be introduced in all packets of food packed from the base kitchen of Rajendra Nagar Terminal from the last week of March”.

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QR codes will be placed on the food packets for premium trains
QR codes will be placed on the food packets received by passengers of Patna-Delhi Rajdhani Express and Howrah Duronto. The passengers of these trains will be able to know the level of raw material used for cooking, when the food is prepared, package time, weight, cook and other necessary information will be available to the passengers as soon as they scan the QR code. The DRM said that “Passengers will also be able to complain if they do not have quality food items in the food packet. The biggest advantage of this system is the transparency with passengers regarding hygiene and quality of food served”.

IRCTC is in the process of placing a QR code
IRCTC is in the process of placing a QR code on the food packet from the base kitchen of Rajendra Nagar. An official said that along with online monitoring of the base kitchen, the QR code will assure the passengers that their food is completely of best standard and quality. Passengers will have no illusions about how right they’re eating. A railway official said “At present, food is made only for passengers of premium trains in the base kitchen, but in the coming time, QR codes can also be imposed on the food items of trains and station stalls”.

Information about the operation of the pantry car in trains is with the private agency. But the contract on its monitoring is provided by IRCTC only. IRCTC decides what the passengers have to give in the food and what not. The contracting agency has to follow the IRCTC rules. It’s the IRCTC’s first priority to make the best service and best quality food available to the passengers. The QR code scanning initiatives are also being generated under this system.

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