Indian Railways and IRCTC Collaborate for Budget-Friendly Meal Options for Passengers

Central Railway Introduce Affordable Meal Options for Summer Travelers: Economy Meals at ₹20 and Snack Meals at ₹50

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Indian Railways, in collaboration with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), has launched the innovative initiative of “Economy Meals,” aiming to provide passengers with quality, affordable, and hygienic dining options while travelling this summer.

Economy Meals at ₹20 and Snack Meals at ₹50

Under the “Economy Meals” concept, two types of meals are on offer, catering particularly to passengers in general coaches. Priced at ₹20, the economy meals provide a basic yet fulfilling option for budget-conscious travellers. Additionally, snack meals are available at ₹50, offering a more substantial dining experience for those willing to spend a bit more.

IRCTC Tweet About Economy Meal

Meal Counters Operational at Over 100 Stations

This service has already started at over 100 stations across the Indian Railways network, with approximately 150 counters set up to cater to passengers’ dining needs. Notably, 12 stations within the South Central Railway (SCR) zone are included in this expansion, making it accessible to a broader range of travellers.

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Meal Counter at Hyderabad Railway Station.

The stations offering these economical dining options include Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Renigunta, Guntakal, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Vikarabad, Pakala, Dhone, Nandyal, Purna, and Aurangabad railway stations. Passengers travelling through these stations can now avail themselves of the convenient and budget-friendly dining services provided by Indian Railways and IRCTC.

Successful Pilot Program

This initiative builds upon the success of a pilot program conducted at approximately 51 stations. The positive feedback received during the trial phase has encouraged Indian Railways and IRCTC to expand the service, ensuring that more passengers can benefit from affordable and hygienic dining options while travelling by train.

Water Availability Near General Second Class Coaches

In addition to meal services, efforts have been made to ensure water availability for passengers. Water counters have been placed near general second-class (GS) coaches on platforms, enhancing the overall travel experience for passengers.


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