Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu launched Catering Policy 2017 that separates the functioning of cooking and food distribution onboard. IRCTC shall determine the menu of standard meals and a-la-carte items. The standard meals served in trains shall be within the fixed tariff approved by Railway Board. The policy also empowers the IRCTC to empanel ‘self help groups’ for providing catering-related services.
“To ensure quality, hygiene and cleanliness, meals for all mobile units will be picked up from the nominated kitchen owned and operated by IRCTC. The corporation can engage service providers from hospitality sector for service for food in trains,” said the new policy.
IRCTC shall determine the menu of standard meals, in consultation with zonal railways, keeping into consideration the local taste and cuisine.
With complaints of overcharging in trains, the policy states that rates of standard, a-la-carte and ready to eat meals shall be displayed prominently in coaches.
Here are the new rates share by IRCTC and Indian Railways
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