New Delhi: The Indian Railways has always been concerned for its passengers. In a new announcement, Railways will be offering 'vrat ka khana' (food during fasting) as a part of its e-catering menu during the Navratri festival which started on Wednesday, IRCTC said.
The Railways' catering arm said that keeping in mind the ritualistic fast observed by many during the festival, it has been decided to introduce them in its menu from October 10, 2018.
It consists of satvik diet like sabudana, sendha namak, kuttu ka atta, and certain vegetables.
"This year IRCTC, in a bid to make train travel during this time of the year less of a hassle, is offering vrat ka khana' as a part of its e-catering menu," the IRCTC statement said.
These special meals will be available through select restaurants and at hand-picked stations on the Indian Railways network.
As on date, it will be available at Nagpur, Ambala, Jaipur, Itarsi, Jhansi, Nasik, Ratlam, Daund, Mathura, Nizamuddin and Lucknow, it said.
Items like Navratri thali, sabudana khichdi, lassi, fruit chats can be pre-ordered on IRCTC's e-Catering website www.ecatering.irctc.co.in or Food-on-track' app.
Orders can be placed at least two hours before scheduled journey time with a valid PNR, it said, adding passengers may opt to pre-pay or on delivery, based on convenience.
The IRCTC has also introduced special navratri thali this festive season.
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— IRCTC (@IRCTCofficial) October 10, 2018
[With PTI Inputs]