SOPs have been issued to ensure the safety of passengers that will be followed by the IRCTC-operated trains.
DIPAM had initiated the process to sell 15-20 per cent stake in IRCTC through OFS in September.
Around 560 supervisors (hospitality) were hired by the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) in 2018 on contract basis for a period of two years, to maintain a quality check on contractors assigned to cater food in trains equipped with pantries.
IRCTC took over the operation, management and marketing of the special train through a recent agreement with Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), which launched the Golden Chariot train in 2008. The train has undergone a makeover befitting taste of international train travel enthusiasts, it said.
IRCTC had earlier launched an Artificial Intelligence tool that uses CCTV footage to detect anomalies in hygiene level of the food.