Indian Railways has distributed over 1 million free hot cooked meals to needy persons during the ongoing lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak. The food distribution is being done to the poor, children, coolies, migrant labourers, stranded persons and whoever else comes in search of food at and near the railway stations, and even at some distances away from the railway stations.
While delivering the food to needy persons, social distancing and hygiene is being observed. The bulk cooked food is being provided with paper plates for lunch and food packets for dinner through IRCTC base kitchens, RPF resources and contribution of NGOs across the country.
Indian Railways staff from a number of Railway organizations like IRCTC, RPF, Zonal Railways and others have worked tirelessly to keep alive its commitment to social service by selflessly and voluntarily providing hot cooked meals to needy people.