Railways to introduce diabetic meals in trains

Updated: Jul 27, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

New Delhi: Railways have decided to offer
sugar-free and starch-free food for diabetics undertaking
train journeys.

The programme is being launched on a small scale in just
a few trains to begin with as a pilot project before it is
extended to other trains.

According to IRCTC, looking after catering service, the
new facility would be launched in Kolkata-bound Rajdhani and
Duronto trains shortly.

The move comes in the wake of the new catering policy
unveiled by Railways, according to which catering service will
be looked after by Railways instead of its subsidiary IRCTC.

Orders for the diabetic meals can be placed at the time
of ticket booking.

Diabetic menu is not a completely new idea. Diabetic
passengers travelling in AC-I in some Rajdhani trains already
enjoy the facility in a limited scale.