During these difficult times when the country is suffering from coronavirus pandemic & everything has come to a standstill with nationwide lockdown, Indian Railways has been coming up with different schemes to come to the rescue. In the latest attempt, Indian railways have offered to deliver 2.6 lakh meals daily to states.
As a part of this initiative, various kitchens of the Indian Railways are willing to cook up to 2.6 lakh meals on a daily basis & will serve to districts that are willing to pick-up the cooked food & feed the needy.
“Details of a zone-wise kitchen in charges have also been communicated to the states. The offer of 2.6 lakh meals per day is based on the kitchen capacities of the earmarked initial locations. If the need arises, more such locations can be ramped up to boost the supply. These meals will be available at just a cost basis at Rs 15 a meal. Payments settlement can be done by the state governments at a later stage,” it said.
IRCTC has already clarified that they are ready to increase the number of food packages as per the demand in the future. Also, if states are willing to get additional meals for them, they might be charged.
The IRCTC kitchens that are all set to cook foods for the needy as per the demands include:
East Zone: Gaya, Deen Dayal (Mugalsarai), Rajinder Nagar (Patna), Samastipur, Dhanbad, Hajipur, Katihar, Guwahati, Ranchi, Balasore, Tatanagar and Howrah
North Zone: New Delhi and Prayagraj
South Central Zone: Vijayawada, Khurda Road, Visakhapatnam, and Raipur
South Zone: Bangalore, Hubli, Tiruchirappalli, Katpadi, Ch Engalpa Ttu and Madurai
West Zone: Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Bhusaval