Passengers travelling in the Secunderabad-Pune Shatabdi Express will get food in containers and plates made of bagasse from the first week of July.
The Railways had earlier this month announced eco-friendly food packaging on 8 Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. The move was a step towards its commitment to switching to eco-friendly measures on tracks.
Senior railway officials said here that the facility will start in the lone Shatabdi operating in the Pune division from next month.
Food will be served on the train in containers made of bagasse, the dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane. For every 10 tonnes of sugarcane crushed, a sugar factory produces nearly three tonnes of wet bagasse. Read More