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Indian Railways and IRCTC welcome the ‘Sattvik’ certification discarding ‘Halal’ in a first in Delhi-Katra  Vande Bharat Express.

Sattvik in IRCTC

Hindu pilgrimage to Mata Vaishnodevi honored by Indian Railways.

Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat Express became the first veg train of the country with Sattvik certificate, where non-veg will not be allowed.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | New Delhi | Aug 8, 2022:: The Indian Railways and IRCTC have announced that the passengers traveling from Delhi-Katra in Vande Bharat Express are no longer allowed to carry non-vegetarian food onboard anymore. It is to be noted that the passengers travelling from Delhi to Katra will now have a completely vegetarian environment on the train, not only in terms of food served. The kitchen where the food is prepared, the waiters who serve them, and other “neutral” materials like cleaning supplies, soaps, and similar items will all have only ever dealt with vegetarian cuisine. Even non-veg foods will not be allowed to carry with any passengers on the said train during the journey.

With the new rule, the Delhi-Katra Vande-Bharat Express becomes the first train in the country to get a Sattvik certificate. By signing a contract with the NGO Sattvic Council of India, the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) decided to pursue this accreditation for some trains that run to holy sites, starting with the Vande Bharat to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra, in J&K. There are plans to implement this in 18 more trains, including the Vande Bharat to Varanasi, according to an expert with the Sattvic Council of India. After this campaign is complete, regular trains will be run to Sattvik.

Abhishek Biswas, the creator of the Sattvik Council of India, asserts that a number of procedures had to be completed before the Vande Bharat train could receive the certificate of Sattvik. In this, the method of cooking, the kitchen, the serving and storage utensils, as well as the way they were kept were all assessed. Only after finishing the complete procedure was the certificate granted.

According to the Railways, IRCTC has started making Vande Bharat a sattvik train. Gradually other trains going to religious places will also be made sattvik. The passengers traveling in these trains are those who are going on a religious journey and like to eat completely sattvic. Along with this, the rest of the trains will also be made sattvik.

It is interesting that IRCTC, Air India and many other state owned authorities (both Central and State Govts) use ‘Halal’ certified products like chicken items, soft drinks, flour and chocolate etc. But it is the first time. IRCTC announced to use all ‘Sattvik’ certified items in a journey.

Halal certification is a religious authentication of any product making it permissible for Muslims to consume under Islamic chain connected with Jihad.

So far, Halal Certificate has no  legal authority as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has not authorized anyone to issue halal certificates but still various companies in India approach six bodies which issue the certificate for many years.

It is desirable that no Halal certified products will be used in Delhi-Katra (Vaishnodevi) Vande Bharat Express. As ‘Sattvik’ certification goes against ‘Halal’ counterpart; eventually, Indian Railways choose the ‘Sattvik’ certification after discarding its ‘Halal’ acceptance at least in Delhi-Katra (Vaishnodevi) Vande Bharat Express.

Delhi-Katra (Vaishnodevi) Vande Bharat Express will run from 15th August 2022 as scheduled during the 75th anniversary of Independence of India, called as ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahaotsava’.

Read this news in Hindi: दिल्ली से कटरा जाने वाली वंदे भारत ट्रेन में नॉनवेज फूड पर लगेगी रोक

Read also this one in Hindi: देश की पहली ट्रेन, जिसमें यात्री नहीं खा पाएंगे नॉन वेज, रेलवे ने किया बड़ा ऐलान


3 comments on “Indian Railways and IRCTC welcome the ‘Sattvik’ certification discarding ‘Halal’ in a first in Delhi-Katra  Vande Bharat Express.

  1. Samarjit Prasad Ganesh
    August 7, 2022

    Ban all invadersmeal in India, also their language and religion.
    This is the voice of Sri Hanuman Seva Sena.


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