South Central Railway has undertaken an extensive special Catering Drive against unauthorized hawking, over charging and poor quality of food. Special teams have been formed with Catering Inspectors, Ticket Checking Staff and Railway Protection Force Personnel to conduct the Special Drive from 1st to 15th March, 2017.
The special teams formed, conducted surprise checks on all major stations in the jurisdiction of Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntakal, Vijayawada, Guntur and Nanded Divisions yesterday i.e., 1st March, 2017, the first day of the drive.
During the drives a total of 186 unauthorized cases were booked and an amount Rs. 95,125/- realized as penalty. 5 persons were sent to the court for prosecution. Divisional teams comprising commercial officials, catering inspectors of all six Divisions inspected the cleanliness being maintained at base kitchens, checked food items, weight of food items packed, preparation process etc. The officials also inspected various food stalls on Railway Station platforms. Punitive fines have been imposed on vendors for not carrying proper identity cards and where ever some lapses were found and warned strictly to adhere to the rules and regulations.