Guwahati, June 15 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has provided a total of 585402 meals to passengers of various Shramik Special trains from May 7 to June 14, an official release informed.
After the Shramik Special trains arrival at NFR’s jurisdiction, it ensured that all the passengers also get sufficient food and drinking water for their onward journey towards various locations in NE states, stated the release issued by NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda.
In an average, more than 15000 meals were provided daily in NFR area to passengers and it was found that on an average about 1070 meals were provided to each of the Shramik Special trains each time, it said.
The meal generally consist of hygienically prepared Veg Biryani, Laddu, Kachori, Bread, Banana, Biscuit, Bhujiya packets, Tea/Milk (for children) etc.
In addition to the meal, more than 672589 bottles of mineral water were also provided to passengers during the journey. On an average 1230 bottles of mineral water were provided on each train, it added.
In NFR area meals were provided in stations like Katihar, New Jalpaiguri, New Cooch Behar, New Alipurduar, New Bongaigaon, Guwahati, Lumding, Badarpur, Mariani, and Tinsukia.
Apart from providing meals, watering of the train along with the cleaning of toilets etc was also ensured at regular intervals so that passengers travelling in these trains don’t face any hardship, the release said.
“Regular dis-infection of the train was also done at all locations where de-boarding was allowed,” it added.