Indian Railways food menu revised: Pay more for tea, snacks, meals - Check full list of items
The Indian Railways has revised the food rates to improve the hygiene and quality of food for passengers. The new rates come after the Railway Board had nominated a committee to examine and recommend the revision in menu and tariff of these services.
The Indian Railways has revised the food rates to improve the hygiene and quality of food for passengers. The new rates come after the Railway Board had nominated a committee to examine and recommend the revision in menu and tariff of these services. This committee came up with new rates while keeping in mind the objective to provide good quality and hygienic food to the travelling passengers on Indian Railways, said an official release. According to the new menu, tea and meals will cost more on Indian Railways trains.
The Indian Railways release stated that one cup of tea will get dearer by Rs 6 in the first-class air-conditioned coaches, while breakfast and dinner costs will go up by Rs 7 and Rs 15, respectively. Railways has also increased the cost of tea, breakfast and dinner in AC two-tier, AC three-tier and AC chair car coaches by Rs 20, Rs 105 and lunch and Rs 185, respectively.
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Here is the revised new Indian Railways Food Menu price list for other items -
1. To prevent overcharging in the name of a-la-carte meals, it has now been decided that no a-la-carte meals shall be permitted for sale on Mail, Express trains. However a-la-carte snacks items like samosa, pakoda, etc. will be permitted for sale.
2. Now, more regional food variety will also be available for the passengers. ‘Snack Meal’ with regional items, cuisine, flavour’ is being introduced at the rate of Rs 50 as a meal variety. This would be of 350 grams portion and the menu will be decided by IRCTC.
3. Railways has decided to offer Biryani as a standard meal variety in view of its popularity. IRCTC shall make available three types of Biryani (Veg., Egg and Chicken) at the rate of Rs 80, 90 and 110.
4 Chicken Curry will be introduced as an option in standard non-vegetarian meal in addition to the existing standard non-veg meal with egg curry and standard veg. meal. As such, there shall be three categories of standard meals viz., Standard Vegetarian Meal, Standard Non-Vegetarian Meal (with 2 Eggs curry) and Standard Non-Vegetarian Meal (with Chicken Curry) against the existing two.
5. The rate of Janta Meal has been kept unchanged at Rs 20.
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Notably, the rates have been revised after 6 years for Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains. For express trains, the new prices have been introduced after seven years.