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Posted: May 04 2018 (04:59)
Last Response: May 04 2018 (04:59)
Passengers on premium trains will soon be served meals on eco-friendly disposable plates, instead of the polymer ones, as part of the railways’ drive to go green. The scheme was recently started on a trial basis on the Sealdah Rajdhani, where passengers were being served in plates made of ‘bagasse’, the fibrous remains left behind after extracting sugarcane juice.
“This will be biodegradable plates that can be disposed of safely. While on one hand we go green, we are also ensuring that passengers get fresh plates every time. There is no added issue of cleaning and washing the plates or complaints over dirty plates,” a senior official said. Railways will eventually extend the scheme to all trains in which meals are served,