Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
24 MAR 2021 3:57PM by PIB Delhi
Audit of Services at Stations

Indian Railways constantly strive to provide better services to its vast set of customers through proper planning and system improvements on a continuous and an ongoing basis depending upon customer feedback, operational feasibility and financial viability. Various initiatives are taken from time to time by different departments of Railways to improve customer convenience. Quality and adequacy of the services provided at the stations is checked by inspection conducted by Railway officers at different levels, Passenger Amenities Committee (PAC), Passenger Service Committee (PSC), etc. Action is also taken on the suggestions/complaints received offline/online through various modes. Third party audit cum survey on cleanliness of major stations and trains has also been carried out in recent past to get feedback and also to instill healthy competition among railway stations for improving the cleanliness standards.

Third party audit of catering units at stations is conducted with respect to parameters like quality, hygiene, etc. During such audit in the year 2019-20, 21 instances of deficiency in service were noticed. The respective contractors have been suitably warned.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.