Quality food in trains, promises Prabhu

New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said efforts were on to ensure good quality food, including "ethnic food", to railway passengers.

Responding to a query in the Rajya Sabha on the quality and serving style of food in trains, the minister said "base kitchens" were being set up to ensure good quality food to travellers.

"Food will be cooked in these base kitchens and professional agencies, with good experience in hospitality, will be hired to distribute the food," he said.

He said since India had lots of diversity in food, people should also be served ethnic food in trains.

Speaking about food related issues the passengers may have, Prabhu said that a hotline had been established for passengers to lodge complaints, if any, regarding food and the way it is served.