The Railway Board has chosen to hike the cost of meals onboard Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains, bringing about a slight increase in their fares, as per government order.
Indian Railways To Increase Charges On Tea, Breakfast, and Meals
As per the new order, in first-class AC and executive class, tea will cost Rs 35, up by Rs 6, breakfast Rs 140, up by Rs 7, lunch and dinner Rs 245, up by Rs 15. In second AC, third class AC and chair car, tea to cost Rs 20, up by Rs 5, breakfast Rs 105, up by Rs 8, lunch and supper Rs 185, up by Rs 10.
It has also been chosen that snacks of regional flavor will be presented, the order expressed. The ‘Snack Meal’ will be of 350 grams parcel and will be made accessible at Rs 50, inclusive of GST.
“IRCTC shall be accountable for providing the newly introduced menu options in a way that the quantity and quality are commensurate with the tariff and no undue benefit is passed on to the service provider,” the order read.
A review of menu and tax of pre-paid Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains and standard meals or food items that are given to travelers of mail or express trains on payment premise, has been done taking over the consideration got from IRCTC and the proposals of the menu and tariff panel set up by the board, the order said.