Passengers travelling on the Delhi Metro can look forward to quality delicacies from IRCTC kiosk, as the company under the Railways has firmed up plans to open its stalls in 130 Metro stations.

The mini-ratna company has tied up with the Delhi Metro Railway Corporation for the kiosks christened ‘Food Track’, which would open its shutters next month.

“We will open the kiosks in a phased manner starting with the stations on the blue line and the purple line,” an IRCTC official said.

The hallmark of the kiosks would be the hygiene factor as all the food items, including samosas, rolls and burgers would come packed.

“The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has certified the stalls,” the official said, claiming IRCTC stalls would be the only kiosks in the metro stations certified by FSSAI.

Besides, the kiosks will serve ‘chana chawal’, ‘rajma chawal’ and ‘kadi chawal’ in sealed trays which would be microwave compatible.

IRCTC, which provides catering facilities onboard trains, has expanded its reach in recent years, opening stalls and canteens in Government offices, ministries and educational campuses, including IIM Indore and Delhi University.

It has also come up with an automated central kitchen concept in Noida, from where it serves freshly-made food to companies and educational institutions.

(This article was published on February 20, 2013)
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