Catering Services Price in Trains: You will have to pay an onboarding charge for ordering food items while traveling in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Tejas, Vande Bharat and Duronto trains. A new rate list of food items has also been released by the Railways.
Catering Services Price in Trains: If you also travel by train like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Tejas, Vande Bharat, and Duronto then this news is of your use. Recently, a case of levying service charge higher than the price of tea during train travel had come to the fore. At that time the photo of the bill became very viral on social media and the Indian Railways was heavily criticized. Now to avoid any such case, the rate list of food items has been issued by IRCTC. In this, if you order food in the train, you will have to pay an on-boarding charge.
Food and drink became expensive!
To prevent this from happening again, IRCTC has issued a new rate list for on-board catering services in trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Tejas, Vande Bharat and Duronto. In the order issued by the Railways, it was said that such passengers who do not select the option of catering service at the time of booking tickets and they order food and drink in the train, then they will have to pay on board charge. Due to this, food items have become expensive.
In these five trains, including Rajdhani, the passengers pay for breakfast and food at the time of booking the ticket or if they do not pay with the ticket, they ask for the things to be ordered on board i.e. in the train itself. In such a situation, it is necessary to know how much will have to be paid for food and drink during the journey? Let’s know about the rate list …
Food and Drink List and Charges in Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi Express
The cost of prepaid and on-board morning tea in first class and economic class of Rajdhani, Duronto, and Shatabdi Express has been fixed at Rs 35. In the second and third AC and chair car, Rs 20 will have to be paid for this.
Similarly, prepaid breakfast will be available for Rs 140 in First AC of Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi Express. At the same time, the cost of on-board breakfast will be Rs 190. Prepaid breakfast will be available in second and third AC and on board will be available for Rs 155.
The cost of lunch-dinner in prepaid in First AC and Economy class of these trains is Rs 245. At the same time, if you order on board, you will have to pay Rs 295 for this. In second AC, third AC and chair car, you will have to pay Rs 185 for prepaid and Rs 235 on board.
The charge for evening tea and snacks in first AC and economy class is Rs 140. Those who order on board will have to pay Rs 190. For second AC, third AC and chair car, it will cost Rs 90 as prepaid and Rs 140 on board.
The prepaid and on-board price for morning tea in sleeper coach of Duronto Express is Rs.15. Breakfast will cost Rs 65 for prepaid and Rs 115 for on-board passengers. For lunch and dinner, you will have to pay Rs 120 as prepaid and Rs 170 on board.
If you travel in First AC and Economy class of Tejas train, then you will have to pay Rs 155 (prepaid) for breakfast. At the same time, when ordering on board, its rate is Rs 205. Similarly, for second AC, third AC and chair car, you will have to pay Rs 122 (for prepaid) and Rs 172 for on-board order.
Rate List for Passengers of Vande Bharat Train
Passengers of Vande Bharat will have to pay Rs 15 for Morning Tea. For breakfast, you will have to pay Rs 155 as prepaid and Rs 205 as on board. For lunch and dinner, you will have to pay Rs 244 as prepaid and Rs 272 for on-board orders. For evening tea and snacks, first AC and economy class passengers will have to pay Rs 105 as prepaid. If you order on board, then this price will increase to Rs 155.
In this situation, tea and coffee will be available for Rs 8.
If the trains like Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express, Shatabdi Express, Tejas Express and Vande Bharat Express run late, then the price of tea and coffee in this situation has been fixed at Rs 8. Whereas breakfast and evening tea will be available for Rs 30.