On November 15, the Northern Railway zone will hand over the responsibility of the Parliament canteen to ITDC.Indian Railways to end 52-year old practice of serving food to Parliamentarians! On November 15, the Northern Railway zone of Indian Railways will hand over the responsibility of the Parliament canteen to the government’s tourism arm, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC).
The Secretariat of Lok Sabha has written to the zonal railway, which has been serving food in the canteen since the year 1968, asking to pack up and move on from the Parliament premises. The ITDC runs the luxury five-star Ashok Group of hotels, according to a PTI report.
The letter said, the competent authority has desired ITDC to take over the functions of the catering units in Parliament House Estate by November 15.