Usually, people really hate increased tariffs, especially in the Indian Railways catering system.
So, Railway travelers need to pay extra amount for lunch and dinner as well as the side dishes.
In the recent update from the Indian Railways, the food tariff for Rajdhani Express, Duranto Express, and Shatabdi Express has increased that too for all the passengers.
New train tariff for Premium trains
People need to pay an extra Rs. 15 for tea and an extra Rs. 105 for lunch and dinner for people traveling in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.
According to the Railways, there a hike of 3-9% of the total fares for passengers.
However, you have different fares depending upon the class you choose. The price of First class, Second Class and Third-Class is completely different.
First Class Prices
- Tea has increased to Rs. 35 from Rs. 15.
- Breakfast has increased to Rs. 140 from Rs. 90.
- Lunch and dinner have increased to Rs. 245 from Rs. 140.
Second Class Prices
- Tea has increased to Rs. 20 from Rs. 10.
- Breakfast has increased to Rs. 105 from Rs. 70.
- Lunch and dinner have increased to Rs. 185 from Rs. 120.
Third Class Prices
- Tea has increased to Rs. 15 from Rs. 10.
- Breakfast has increased to Rs. 65 from Rs. 40.
- Lunch and dinner have increased to Rs. 120 from Rs. 75.
To improve the variety, hygiene, and quality of food for its passengers, Indian Railways has rationalized the menus and revised the tariff for catering services,” an official statement said.
The revised fares will come into action from March 29, 2020.
Some Regional Offers
Along with the price hike, Indian Railways had also released a notification for the addon of the regional food.
All regional snacks will be priced at Rs. 50 plus GST for all the types of food.
Like, people from Gujarat can now order their regional delicacies such as Dhokla, Fafda and more.
Passengers passing via Bengal can now order fish fries and people from Kerala can order appam, along with the regular meals.
However, those items weren’t mentioned on the menu list but we assume these items may get included in the regional menu.