In the days to come, food on trains may be served as is done on aircraft — with improved cleanliness and comfort.

Pantry cars in trains are set to undergo a major change, redesigned with special attention to give them an aesthetic look and prevent fire accidents, which have been on the rise of late. The interior panels of the proposed pantry cars will be replaced with stainless steel and the LPG cooking arrangement with induction cooking.

Manufacturing units have been allowed to examine the possibility of consulting kitchen experts to incorporate and use the design of aircraft pantry in railway coaches.

Sliding channels

The Railways are aiming at improving cleanliness by introducing the system of placing food trolleys directly in the hot case. Deep freezer-cum-bottle cooler designs will be recast to suit the items to be stored. Sliding channels will be used for easy sliding of trays.

Bigger water tanks

Water tanks with enhanced capacities will be provided in the pantry cars and the system will ensure that waste water is drained properly so that there is no seepage in corrosion prone areas.

Big wash basins will be provided to take care of large-size dishes.

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