Better quality, lab tests planned for rail food

To improve the quality of food served in trains and stations,  Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Tuesday proposed food testing laboratories and state-of-the-art base kitchens.

Presenting the Railway Budget 2013-14 in Lok Sabha, Bansal also suggested an audit of the catering service by a third party.

"For effective quality control, arrangements are being made for tie up with food testing laboratories, in addition to third-party audit," he said.

State-of-the-art base kitchens have also been proposed on railway premises for better monitoring of quality of meals.

Quality certification will now be insisted for all base-kitchens, the minister said.

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