Odishatv Bureau

Are you one of those travellers who often crave for delicious food at railway platforms? If yes, then this is probably the best news that you will come across in the day as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to sell food on platforms as well.

Passengers will be able to purchase better quality food from IRCTC stalls which were earlier situated only in the concourse area of railway stations, a Financial Express report says quoting Railway Board circular.

According to the local requirements of catering services for passengers, zonal railways have now been empowered to permit platform vending at stations.

The report adds that this permission, by zonal railways, can be given to food plazas, refreshment rooms and other static catering stalls located at platforms.

The move will help passengers to get good quality food on platforms of major and intermediate stations.

Till now, IRCTC authorised static food plazas and catering stalls at railway stations were only allowed to sell items at the counters.

These stalls are mostly situated at concourses in major stations of non-suburban grade (NSG 1 grade) and in platforms of NSG 2 and 3 grade stations which mostly have only single food unit at any of one of the platforms.

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