Overcharged for food on Indian Railways trains? Now, check price on IRCTC app before paying
Have you ever been overcharged for food while travelling on the Indian Railways trains? Now, IRCTC, the Indian Railways' subsidiary, has launched an app where you can check the maximum retail price (MRP) of foods
Have you ever been overcharged for food while travelling on the Indian Railways trains? Now, IRCTC, the Indian Railways' subsidiary, has launched an app where you can check the maximum retail price (MRP) of foods. The application developed by IRCTC for creating awareness of Railways passengers for the items served to them on a rail journey. The Mobile APP named “Menu on Rails” displays menu served on all types of trains.
Rates for standard food items like tea, coffee, packaged drinking water, Janata Khana, Standard Veg (Thali), Standard Nonveg (Thali), Standard Veg (Casserole) and Standard Nonveg (Casserole), are given both for train as well as stations (Excluding Food Plazas and Fast Food Units), a statement issued by the Ministry of Railways said.
Information on a list of 96 items under the categories of Breakfast, Light Meals, Combo Meals, Non Veg, Jain Food, Sweets, Diabetic foods, etc, are available on the app. The mobile App also displays the menu to be served in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto group of trains where foods are pre booked by passengers at the time of booking their tickets itself.
Food items (Pre Booked) to be served for EC and CC classes are displayed separately in case of Shatabdi trains. Food items (Pre Booked) to be served in 1A, 2A and 3A classes for Rajdhani and Duronto trains are also available on the app. In case of Duronto trains, food items for Sleeper class are also displayed. Menu is also given for late running of these trains.
A passenger can also get information on food items (Pre Booked) to be served in Gatiman and Tejas trains. Food item rates displayed are inclusive of taxes to avoid any confusion on taxation. Menu on Rails will be available on Android and iOS platforms. Website version is also available for the users. Minister of Railways & Coal Minister Piyush Goyal launched "Menu on Rails" app yesterday.