Iftar provided on board Shatabdi Express; catering staff wins hearts


Shahnawaz Akhtar, a passenger aboard the Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Express, was pleasantly surprised on Tuesday when he was offered Iftar on the train as he was about to break the Ramadan fast.

While IRCTC serves “fasting food” during Navratri for Hindu passengers, no such service is available during Ramzan, an official said.

“Thank you #IndianRailways for the #Iftaar. As soon as I boarded the Howrah #Shatabdi at Dhanbad, I got my breakfast. I requested the pantry guy to bring the tea a little late as I am fasting. He asked this. K confirmed, “Aap roza hai? I nodded yes. Someone else brought Iftar later,” Akhtar wrote on Twitter and also posted a photo of the meal served to him in the train.

Food for Akhtar was personally arranged by the onboard catering manager, IRCTC officials said.

“The staff was ready to break their fast and the passenger boarded the same coach. He told us that he was fasting, so the staff shared his iftar with him,” said Prakash Kumar Behra, onboard catering supervisor, IRCTC. done. It’s basic humanity,” Prakash Kumar Behera, On-board Catering Supervisor, IRCTC. told PTI.

The staff received praise from netizens, who also pointed out that Akhtar should thank the staff of the board and not the railways.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the ticketing, catering and tourism department of Railways has introduced a special menu for passengers during Navratri festival. Dishes in the special menu are cooked without onion and garlic, and seasoned with salt, a must for people observing the Navratri fast.

“The entire Indian Railway family is touched by your comments and hope you have a good meal. This is a great example of how PM Modi-led government works with the motto of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas.” Jai Hind, Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh tweeted.

Muslims around the world are observing the fast of Ramadan. Iftar is the evening meal that breaks the fast.

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