Serving of Sugar Free Tea and Coffee in Trains
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 4612
ANSWERED ON 06.04.2018
Serving of sugar free tea and coffee in trains
4612 Shri Joy Abraham
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that the Minister of Railways had given an assurance in the House during the discussion on Railways Appropriation Bill, 2015 that sugar-free tea and coffee would be served in all passenger coaches of Railways to facilitate diabetic patients;
(b) if so, the steps Railways have taken to implement the above-said assurance till date; and
(c) whether Government will take urgent steps to supply sugar-free coffee and tea in all passenger coaches of the railways, irrespective of any category of trains such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Express, Mail, ordinary, etc.?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. Instructions already exist with Zonal Railways to provide proper food to diabetic passengers on demand. Guidelines have already been issued to Zonal Railways and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) to provide sugar free sachet of reputed brand in all trains as an alternative of sugar for rail passengers suffering from diabetes.