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Indian Railways To Hike Prices Of Tea And Meals Served On Trains

By Staff

The next time you travel by the Indian Railways, you will have to pay extra for a cup of tea or a meal. As per a circular issued by the director of tourism and catering of the Railway Board on Thursday, tariffs on prepaid meals served on Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto express as well as paid meals sold on other trains will be increased.

You Will Soon Have To Pay More For Tea And Meals On Trains

After the revision of rates on these trains, the price for a cup of tea on Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi express has been raised from Rs 10 to Rs 15 in sleeper class and Rs 20 in second class AC boogies. As for lunch or dinner, a meal in sleeper class of the Duronto express will now cost Rs 120 than the earlier Rs 80, and the price of evening tea in these trains have been increased to Rs 50 from 20.

Catering rates for first-class AC/EC seats on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express:

ItemExisting rate (Rs)Revised rate (Rs)
Morning tea1535
Lunch or dinner145245
Evening tea75140

Catering rates for 2AC/3AC/CC seats on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express:

ItemExisting rate (Rs)Revised rate (Rs)
Morning tea1020
Lunch or dinner125185
Evening tea4590

Catering rates for Sleeper class seats on Duronto Express:

ItemExisting rate (Rs)Revised rate (Rs)
Morning tea1015
Lunch or dinner80120
Evening tea2050

Catering rates for other Mail or Express trains:

ItemExisting rate (Rs)Revised rate (Rs)
Morning tea3040
Lunch or dinner5080
Evening tea5590

The revised rates will be updated in the ticketing system in 15 days and these will be applicable after 120 days. The railway board said that the spike in evening tea prices was on account of extra items like roasted nuts, snacks, sweets, etc. that would be provided to compliment the tea.

It was also decided to give veg, egg and chicken biryani meals at a cost of Rs 80, Rs 90 and Rs 110, respectively and a chicken curry meal at Rs 130.

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