Saturday, May 15, 2010

Having a Bad Reputation on Catering Services IRCTC now to Cater in CWG 2010

It is really an irony that the very catering corporation which is always accused of serving stale food in railways and not maintaining proper quality standard in their catering services in various trains including Rajdhanis has now given responsibility for catering in 2010 commonwealth games.. Read the full story below

IRCTC a PSU got the deal to cater in the Common Wealth Games Venues this time around. “IRCTC will offer catering services to sportspersons and team officials as per their dietary requirements during the Games,” an official of IRCTC said. The organizers have started the committee to watch over the catering services.

Starting October 3rd the PSU will start catering. The cost of the entire contract was Rs. 12 Crore. A website will soon open to sell tickets for the event. The IRCTC will have regular meeting with nutrient experts to ensure the food matches their standards.

The IRCTC is organizing special trains to watch the event in more than 60 stations. The Queen’s Baton Relay will pass along the stations.

The 14 coaches will be promoting sports, the youth, the IT in spirit of the Commonwealth Games.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is part of the Indian Railways and is issuing tickets for the event and other feature online and at their offices across the country The Company provides catering, online ticketing and tourism services at their offices. Tickets can be cancelled before the departure times of the trains.

Online Tickets can be cancelled at various computer reservation counters across the country.
Tickets must be cancelled with a letter to the Manager of Operations.

General Manager/Operations, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation,
9th Floor, Bank of Baroda Building, 16 Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110 001.

RAC tickets can be cancelled Rs. 20/- per ticket. An AC ticket costs Rs. 70/-, Executive Class Rs. 60/-, AC Tiers 2 and 3 costs Rs. 40/- as cancellation charges.