Worried about IRCTC food? Soon, you can live-stream kitchen
Most of us have always had our doubts about food served by IRCTC on trains, but soon it will be possible to check its quality.
This way the passengers can be sure of the quality and the officials can take action against rule breakers.
Now you can check food served by IRCTC
Railways planning to develop app to help passengers
Currently, the passengers will be able to live stream from base kitchens. CCTV cameras are installed in 16 out of 200 kitchens.
The Railways is also planning to develop an app to allow passengers to keep track on kitchen while travelling.
On an average, IRCTC serves 12 lakh meals daily, out of which 10 lakh is served on the train.
Interestingly, Artificial Intelligence plays huge role in plan
The new idea finds its basis in Artificial Intelligence and a special module developed by IRCTC. This module analyzes the camera footage to determine any unwarranted change in the kitchen.
Once the camera detects something is wrong, the system will generate a ticket and send it to the concerned officials.
The reports will be later published online for passengers to see.
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Recently, video showed vendors using toilet water in tea
Last month, a video showing vendors aboard the Chennai Central-Hyderabad Charminar Express mixing water from a toilet in the tea served to passengers, brought immense embarrassment to the National transporter.
Before that, a CAG report concluded food served on trains is unfit for consumption.
Will the live streaming idea give a concrete solution? Let's hope so.