Devbrat Patnaik

If you are one of those travellers craving for delicious food in trains, we have some good news for you. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced Special Navratri Thali this festive season.

The information was revealed by the Corporation in a tweet where it mentioned, "Enjoy delicious servings while staying true to your customs."

Earlier, IRCTC had 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 said 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.

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

The move is likely to help passengers as they will 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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