MoR launches new Humsafar and Antyodaya trains

The MoR has recently launched the country’s first Antyodaya Express running between Ernakulam and Howrah and the Sri Ganganagar-Tiruchirappalli Humsafar Express. The ministry has also launched the New Catering Policy, 2017 and a new partnership in the parcel business with the Department of Post. The new catering policy aims to delink food production and distribution by assigning the task of managing the catering service on all mobile units and base kitchens to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation while offering opportunities to special women self-help groups in preparing the meals. The partnership with the postal department will enable private players to book space on trains for the movement of their business parcels.