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IRCTC is Providing Over 50,000 Packed Meals a Day to 4 Lakh Indians amid Coronavirus Lockdown

IRCTC has been providing food for those in need amid coronavirus lockdown | Image credit: IANS

IRCTC has been offering meals for these in want amid coronavirus lockdown | Image credit score: IANS

The IRCTC has began making ready meals for the folks throughout all of its 28 places within the nation together with its base kitchens.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated: April 9, 2020, 12:54 PM IST

The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has lent its hand for the folks because it has ramped up meals manufacturing in any respect of its kitchens throughout the nation for the reason that announcement of 21-day nationwide lockdown to fight the unfold of novel coronavirus and offered meals to over Four lakh folks.

The IRCTC has began making ready meals for the folks throughout all of its 28 places within the nation together with its base kitchens.

On Monday, in accordance with the IRCTC officers, the railway kitchens offered over 51,000 meals throughout the nation.

In the nationwide capital, the IRCTC’s base kitchen at New Delhi railway station can be guaranteeing to offer meals to the folks.

Speaking to IANS, IRCTC spokesperson Sidhhartha Singh stated, “Everyday, food for over 8,000 people is being prepared at our kitchen here which is then provided to the Railway Protection Force and state government.”

“The food is prepared here as per demand. As we have demand for 8,200 meals we are providing that and as the demand increases, the production of food will also go up easily,” the IRCTC official stated.

He stated the meals are offered by the IRCTC twice a day.

He stated, the kitchen begins performing at 6 a.m. on a regular basis and prepares the lunch by 11 a.m. whereas the work of making ready the dinner begins at 1 p.m. after cleansing the kitchen and dinner is made prepared by 6 p.m.

The meals is collected from the IRCTC kitchen at 11 a.m. and seven p.m. for supply by the Railway Peotection Force (RPF), Delhi authorities officers and Delhi Police.

He stated, regardless of the nationwide lockdown the bottom kitchen of the IRCTC is able to offering wholesome meals to the folks with the restricted employees.

“Usually in normal days, at the IRCTC kitchen, there are over 125 people who work in the kitchen. But following the lockdown we are handling the New Delhi kitchen with 18 staff members,” he stated.

“But despite less staff we are maintaining the quality of food and preparing meals to over 8000 people on daily basis,” he stated.

Singh stated that on regular days the IRCTC base kitchen is able to making ready meals for over 10,000 to 15,000 folks day by day.

Sunil Kumar, supervisor on the IRCTC base kitchen in New Delhi stated that every one the employees who’re working on the kitchen have to stick to strict norms and must move via the thermal take a look at earlier than coming into contained in the campus.

He stated, the employees are then made to sanitise their palms after which solely they’re allowed to enter contained in the kitchen after sporting head masks, gloves and face masks.

Inside the IRCTC kitchen, Kumar stated, the employees keep correct cleanliness of the kitchen and the utensils used for making ready the meals. “The utensils are cleaned properly and then food is prepared. For preparing rice, the IRCTC has an automatic machine which prepares the rice in 40 minutes,” he stated.

When requested in regards to the menu for the meals, he stated that IRCTC is making ready Veg pulao, Veg poha and khichdi on rotational foundation, protecting in thoughts the dietary worth.

He stated, in addition to the rice pulao, poha and khichdi, the kitchen additionally supplies pickle to the folks.

Following the 21-day nationwide lockdown the Indian Railways suspended all of the passenger, mail and specific prepare companies to chop the chain of transmission of Covid-19. Only the freight and particular parcel trains are working to make sure the supply of important gadgets.

On Tuesday, the variety of Covid-19 instances in India rose to 4,421 with 114 deaths throughout the nation.

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