Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been directed to prepare children’s menu through e-catering scheme, which will serve kids on the go.
At present, children’s menu is available through e-catering scheme for all trains passing through New Delhi, Lucknow Jn., Lucknow, Jaipur, Ajmer, Howrah, Chennai Egmore, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway stations.
As announced in the Rail Budget 2016-17, Zonal Railways have been advised to ensure availability of baby food, hot milk and hot water at Railway stations on payment basis. Presently, these items are available on most of the major Railway stations under Janani Sewa Scheme.
The information was given by Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 23.11.2016 (Wednesday).
The Minister also said in a reply to a question that his ministry will coordinate with Ministry of Women and Child Development and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights based on a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
It includes a protocol for rescue of young children found abandoned on railway stations or part of the human trafficking through trains. The SOP has been implemented on 20 railway stations and it is been decided to implement it on additional 15 railway stations, the minister said.