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Rail Budget 2014: Gowda says cleanliness, hygienic food top priority

"Battery-abled cars will be introduced in the platforms for the differently-abled and senior citizens for easy mobility," Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said while presenting his maiden Rail Budget in Parliament.

twitter-logo IANS   New Delhi     Last Updated: July 8, 2014  | 13:30 IST
Cleanliness, hygienic food top priority for Railways
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Enhanced cleanliness at stations, battery operated cars between platforms and online facilities on board were among the passenger amenities Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda promised in his 2014-15 Railway Budget.

"Battery-abled cars will be introduced in the platforms for the differently-abled and senior citizens for easy mobility. Considering that we have a large number of business travellers, we plan to introduce work stations in various trains. A pilot will be launched this year," he said.

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Gowda added that there will also be proper water supply and toilets at all railway stations.

Giving importance to the catering services in the train, ready-to-eat meals could be served on demand enroute.

"Catering is a major issue of concern. A third party audit will be introduced for monitoring of quality control. Hygiene and taste of food will not be compromised," the minister said in Parliament on Tuesday.


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