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IRCTC Serves Community Meals To The Underprivileged Around The Country

Apr 7th, 2020 4:38 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation Limited – the Miniratna PSU of Indian Railways and one of the largest tourism and hospitality service companies of the country is extending all possible assistance to the central and state governments in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic which is knocking the door of India at present. During the 21 days lockdown period announced by the Central from 22nd March onwards to combat COVID-19, IRCTC has opened up its kitchen units in 28 towns and cities around the country for serving community meals to poor and needy at the time of this grave and unprecedented health emergency which the country is facing for the first time after independence.

The company has mobilized all its requisite resources including material and logistics with its able team of catering professionals to ensure that meals reach the destinations on time. The food is being prepared with the minimum staff maintaining proper hygienic standards, nutritional value and all health protocols including social distancing.

Ever since the starting of meal production from 28th March, 2020, from its quantity kitchens based across 28 locations in the country including New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hubli, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhusawal, Howrah, Patna, Gaya, Ranchi, Katihar, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar, Balasore, Vijaywada, Khurda, Katpadi, Tiruchirapalli, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Samastipur, Prayagraj, Itarsi, Vishakhapatnam, Chengalpatu, Pune, Hajipur, Raipur and Tatanagar. IRCTC has so far served 328375 community meals to underprivileged people in this grave situation with active assistance from Railway Protection Force, State Administration and NGOs.

IRCTC being an integral part of Railways understands the importance of selfless service to the underprivileged section of the society and is taking all possible steps to ensure that more and more needy people are served with nutritious community meals at this time.

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