Food gets costlier in trains; Veg meal gets a hike of Rs 30, Non-veg meal inflates by Rs 75 per plate
New Delhi : After increasing food cost in premium trains like Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express, the Indian Railways have hiked the price of food on the regular Mail/Express trains.
The new price list has been implemented in more than 15000 Mail/Express trains operating in India.
The Railway Board had sent a proposal to hike the prices of meals to IRCTC and other concerned departments on November 14. In the proposal, it was clearly mentioned that the new hike must be implemented at earliest.
As per the new list, A-La-Carte menu has been removed from the list that means only a pre-fixed menu will be delivered in the trains under three categories – Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Earlier, there used to be more than 90 items to choose from the al-a-carte menu. But, now the passengers will have to make a choice from the above mentioned categories.
The prices for veg and non-veg breakfast have been changed from Rs 30 and Rs 35 to Rs 40 and Rs 50 respectively. A change in the quantities of the food items has also been implemented. 100 gms of mix pakore will cost you Rs 20 and a plate of Chole Bhature will be provided for Rs 50.
According to the new list, the passengers will be getting veg meal for Rs 80, Non veg (Egg Curry) for Rs 90 and Non Veg (Chicken Curry) for Rs 130 per plate.
IRCTC has also issued a notice that if any passenger asks for the bill for his food and if the catering service refuses to provide the bill then the food will be provided free to the passenger. And the authority reserves the right to cancel the catering service on two complaints of not providing the bill to the customer.