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Pradeep Singh

In a good news for train passengers, the Railway has allowed e-catering services at some selected railway stations.

The Railway Ministry on Friday said that the resumption of the service will be subjected to compliance of all the COVID-19 guidlines on health and safety matters issued by the Central and state governments and other authorised agencies under them.

The IRCTC had written to the Railway Board for the resumption of e-catering at selected railway stations, the ministry said.

"IRCTC will have to review the situation now and permit the resumption of e-catering services depending upon the feasibility, availability of staff and local restrictions etc," the Railway Ministry said in a statement.

Indian Railways had suspended the e-catering services as part of its measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Recently, the largest public transporter issued a clarification with regard to charging extra fares from train passengers. It rubbished such reports in some section of media that the Railway has been charging extra fares from passengers.

Indian Railways had to stop running of regular trains due to Covid related nationwide lockdown on March 22, 2020, as a measure to counter the spread of coronavirus. Trains are being added in a graded manner.

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