Passengers traveling in premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto are going to suffer a major setback. Passengers traveling on these trains will have to pay 3% to 9% more fare if they include food while booking tickets. The revised catering charge will come into effect from March 29 next year.
Catering price increases by double
As per the new order, passengers in these trains will get First Class AC and Executive Class Rs 35 (now Rs 15) for tea, Rs 140 for Breakfast (Rs 90 now) and Rs 245 (now Rs 140) for lunch and dinner. ) Will have to be paid. Meanwhile, morning Tea (now Rs 10), breakfast 105 (now Rs 70), lunch and dinner Rs 185 (now Rs 120) and evening tea Rs 90 (now Rs 45) in second class AC, third class AC, and chair car. Will be found in
In the sleeper class of the Duronto train, Morning Tea will be available for Rs 15 (now Rs 10), Breakfast 65 rupees (Rs 40 now), Lunch and Dinner for Rs 120 (Rs 75 now) and Evening Tea 50 rupees (Rs 20 now). Catering prices in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains were revised in 2013.
‘Increased price for quality’
When asked about the increase in charges, Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi said, “There is a need to increase the catering charge to provide quality catering facilities.”
The new fare will be applicable from March 29, 2020
According to the order, ‘According to a statement from the Railway Ministry, the fares in pre-paid trains will increase from 3% to 9% of the total, who will choose the mile. The revised catering rates will be applicable from March 29, 2020. There has been no increase in the price of Janta Meal and it will remain Rs 20 only.
In order to prevent overcharging in the name of a la carte meal, there will be no approval to serve such food in mail and express trains. However, the sale of a la carte snacks such as samosas, dumplings and other food items will be allowed.
It has also been decided that in view of the popularity of Biryani in food, IRCTC will provide three types of Biryani – Veg, Egg, and Chicken, which will be priced at Rs 80, Rs 90 and Rs 110 respectively.