Trivandrum City Corporation’s “Vision 2015” Flagged Off
On Aug 27, 2014
|Trivandrum: Trivandrum City Corporation’s initiative to implement its grading system for hotels in the city began this Tuesday. City Corporation’s “Vision 2015” promises ‘hygienic food’ for all in the corporation area.
The Health Minister V S Sivakumar flagged off the vehicles of food safety inspectors at the City corporation premises. There will be two squads of food safety officials and each day both the team will visit a maximum of ten eateries where they will share information as to what has to be followed by these hotels. On the basis of few criteria, the Corporation would grade all hotels and restaurants in the city. This activity is expected to be completed within three months.
The data that needs to be captured include the ‘safety’ of the kitchen, wash area, store, whether health card and uniforms have been given to employees and so forth. After the first round, the same team will inspect the hotels again to confirm whether the eateries have adhered to what they were instructed to do in the first instance.
Based on the data collection and the examinations made, the Corporation will grade the hotels. Star rated hotels will be given “A” grade; Tattukadas will be given “D” grade while medium-class restaurants and other such hotels will fall under “B” and “C” grade respectively.
They are also planning to put details of hotels at places where they expect a large number of people to congregate such as railway stations, bus stands and other such public places so that people are informed about the ‘grading system’. To increase competitiveness among all such establishments, the Corporation has also set in place annual awards for the best performing establishment in each category. This should also act as an added incentive.