Indian Railway Pantry Car Rate List | Railway Station Food Price List Rate
Restoration of Pantry Car in Central Railway Express Trains
Central Railway has decided to attach Pantry Car in its Mail Express trains on permanent basis as per details given below –
- Train No. 12165 / 12166 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Gorakhpur Express w.e.f. 23.12.2021 Ex LTT and w.e.f. 24.12.2021 Ex Gorakhpur
- Train No. 22179 / 22180 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – MGR Chennai Central Express w.e.f. 27.12.2021 Ex LTT and w.e.f. 28.12.2021 Ex MGR Chennai Central
- Train No. 11033 / 11034 Pune – Darbhanga Express w.e.f. 29.12.2021 Ex Pune and w.e.f. 31.12.2021 Ex Darbhanga
- Train No. 22131 / 22132 Pune – Banaras Express w.e.f. 10.1.2022 Ex Pune and w.e.f. 12.1.2022 Ex Banaras
- Train No. 22150 / 22149 Pune – Ernakulam Junction Express w.e.f. 2.1.2022 Ex Pune and w.e.f. 3.1.2022 Ex Ernakulam junction
- Train No. 11097 / 11098 Pune – Ernakulam Junction Express w.e.f. 8.1.2022 Ex Pune and w.e.f. 10.1.2022 Ex Ernakulam Junction
- Train No. 11037 / 11038 Pune – Gorakhpur Express w.e.f. 13.1.2022 Ex Pune and w.e.f. 15.1.2022 Ex Gorakhpur
- Train No. 12107 / 12108 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Lucknow Express w.e.f. 5.1.2022 Ex Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and w.e.f. 6.1.2022 Ex Lucknow
- Train No. 12153 / 12154 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Rani Kamlapati Express w.e.f. 30.12.2021 Ex LTT and w.e.f. 31.12.2021 Ex Rani kamlapati
- Train No. 12161 / 12162 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Agra Cantt. Lashkar Express w.e.f. 7.1.2022 Ex LTT and w.e.f. 8.1.2022 Ex Agra Cantt.
- Train No. 12173 / 12174 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Pratapgarh Junction Udyognagari Express w.e.f. 2.1.2022 Ex LTT and w.e.f. 4.1.2022 Ex Pratapgarh Junction
All concerned to please note and avail the facility.
Only passengers having confirmed tickets will be permitted to board these trains adhering to all norms, SOPs related to COVID19 during the boarding, travel and at destination.
Resumption of Cooked Meal Services in Chennai Egmore – Madurai – Chennai Egmore Tejas Trains w.e.f 17-12-2021
It is being circulated in social media that Rs.20 is being collected as extra charges from Passengers in Train no: 22671 Chennai Egmore- Madurai Tejas express train. It is clarified that these charges are collected in line with the Railway board policy and in return for provision of packaged drinking water and newspaper. In view of the COVID pandemic, catering services, supply of packaged drinking water and newspapers were suspended. Now these services have been introduced with effect from 17-12-2021 and hence the ticket checking staffs have been instructed to collect the excess fare from passengers who have booked their tickets prior to 16-12-2021.
Premium Trains and additional services in Tejas
Rajdhani / Shatabdi / Duronto / Tejas categories of trains are termed as premium trains operated by Indian Railways. As per the Railway board Policy catering charges are collected in advance (prepaid) for these trains and passengers have the option to opt out of catering services and accordingly no catering charges shall be collected from such passengers at the time of booking ticket. This policy was extended to Tejas trains also when the concept of Tejas trains was introduced in 2017. In addition to the on board catering services and option of prepaid catering charges in Tejas, Railway board policy provided for supplying of packaged drinking water and newspaper to passenger at a cost of Rs.20 which is to be included in the fare and it shall be collected irrespective of the option made by Passengers for catering services so as to ensure parity in services for all. Thus Tejas train has two element of cost component, one towards catering charges for which passenger has the choice to opt out and secondly the cost of Rs.20 towards Packaged drinking water and newspaper.
Suspension of Supply of Cooked meals and prepaid charges
In view of the pandemic situation prevailing from March ‘20 in the country, catering services were withdrawn from trains and no cooking was done in the pantry cars. only Ready to eat meals were supplied for passengers. Similarly, catering services in premium trains such as Rajdhani / Shatabdi / Duronto / Tejas were withdrawn and no prepaid catering charges were collected from passengers. Similarly in Tejas express, extra charge of Rs.20 was also not collected as the provision of packaged drinking water and newspaper was suspended temporarily.
Resumption of Cooked food on board
Recently it was decided by Railway board to resume supply of cooked food on board along with Read to Eat (RTE) food. Accordingly, catering services resumed in Tejas express w.e.f 17-12-2021. Railway did not collect any charges towards catering services from passengers who had booked their tickets till 15-12-2021. The advance payment of catering charges was enabled on IRCTC portal to facilitate online booking of catering services for such passengers. Wherever passengers have not made any online booking of catering services the excess fare was collected from passengers on board where they opted for catering services. Along with these catering services the supply of packaged drinking water and newspaper also has been introduced w.e.f 17-12-2021 and the extra money of Rs.20 is being collected onboard for that purpose in line with Railway Board policy which ensures parity in supply of packaged drinking water and newspaper for all at a nominal cost.
Catering & Reservation System in Trains
Provision of catering services in trains is being made by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) through Pantry Cars, Train Side Vending and Static Units available at stations. In addition, travelling passengers have the facility to order food of their choice through e-Catering services for which branded and reputed food suppliers and aggregators have been empanelled by IRCTC.
Regarding tourism, Indian Railways (IR), in association with IRCTC and State Tourism Development Corporations, operates various tourism products, ranging from budget to luxury segments such as Bharat Darshan/ Aastha Circuit/ Pilgrim Specials, Buddhist Circuit Trains, Maharajas’ Express, Deccan Odyssey, Palace on Wheels and Golden Chariot.
Regarding ticketing operations, IR, with a view to facilitate passengers to procure reserved as well as unreserved tickets, make arrangements to dispense the same through various modes e.g. Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) counters, Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs), UTSONMOBILE App, authorized ticketing agents of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), Jan Sadharan Ticket Booking Sewak (JTBS), Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK), Station Ticket Booking Agents (STBA) Halt Agents, etc. Decision to provide ticketing through Railways own machinery or through private agencies is taken keeping in view the volume of passenger, passenger convenience, Railways financial interests, etc. which is a continuous and ongoing process.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha 28 Jul 2021. Source: PIB
Tariff of food items & Packaged Drinking Water at Stations as well Mail / Express Trains.
IRCTC and Zonal Railways shall ensure that tariff increase results in visible improvement in quality and hygiene of food. To achieve this objective, intensive inspections shall also be carried out.
|IRCTC Menu Price List Beverages Incl. of Taxes (Incl. of Taxes)|
|Item||At Station||In Train|
|Standard tea (150 ml) in disposable cups of 170 ml capacity||5||5|
|Tea (with tea bag) (150 ml) in disposable cups of 170 ml capacity||10||10|
|Coffee using instant Coffee powder (150 ml) in disposable cups of 170 ml capacity||10||10|
|Rates of Humsafar Trains through AVM Machine (Incl. of Taxes)|
|Tea (all Variants without tea bag) 100 ml in 120 ml Cup||N/A||10|
|Coffee 100 ml in 120 ml Cup||N/A||15|
|Soup 100 ml in 120 ml Cup||N/A||15|
|Rail Neer / Packaged drinking water (Chilled)|
|1 litre bottle / 1000 ml||15||15|
|500 ml Bottle||10||10|
|Breakfast (Incl. of Taxes)|
|Item||At Station||In Train|
|Veg Break fast (Cutlet) = Bread Slice (2nos) 50 gms, Veg cutlet (2nos) 100 gms, Butter in blister pack 8 gms, Tomato ketchup in sachets (1nos) 12 gms, Casserole 1, Napkin 1, Disposable spoon1.||25||40|
|Veg Break fast (Idli & Vada) = Idli (2nos) 100 gms, Vada (2nos) 60 gms, Chutney in disposable cup 50 gms, Casserole 1, Napkin 1, Disposable spoon 1.||25||40|
|Veg Break fast (Upma & Vada) = Upma 100 gms, Vada (2nos) 60 gms, Chutney in disposable cup 50 gms, Casserole 1, Napkin 1, Disposable spoon 1.||25||40|
|Veg Break fast (Pongal & Vada) = Pongal 100 gms, Vada (2nos) 60 gms, Chutney in disposable cup 50 gms, Casserole 1, Napkin 1, Disposable spoon 1.||25||40|
|Non-Veg Breakfast (Egg Omelette)= Bread Slice (2 nos) 50 gms, Omelette / Boiled Eggs (2 eggs) 90 gms, Butter in blister pack 8 gms, Tomato ketchup in sachets (1nos) 12 gms, Salt sachets 1 (nos), 0.5 gms, Pepper Sachets 1, Casserole 1, Napkin 1, Disposable spoon 1.||30||50|
|Meals (Incl. of Taxes)|
|Item||At Station||In Train|
|Veg Meal (Standard Casserole) = Rice Plain 150 gms, 2Parathas / 4Chapatis in wrappers 100 gms, Dal / sambar(Thick) 150 gms, Mix Veg (Seasonal) 100 gms, Curd 80 gms, Pickly in sachet 12 gms, Casserole 1, Napkin 1, Disposable Spoon 1.||N/A||40|
|Non-Veg Meal Standard Casserole (Egg Curry with Rice) = Rice Plain 150 gms, 2 Parathas / 4 Chapatis in wrappers 100gms, Dal/ sambar (Thick) 150 gms, Two Egg Curry 150 gms, Curd 80 gms, Pickly in sachet 12 gms, Casserole 1, Napkin 1, Disposable Spoon 1.||N/A||40|
|Non-Veg Meal Standard Casserole (Chicken Curry with Rice) = Rice Plain 150 gms, 2 Parathas / 4 Chapatis in wrappers 100 gms, Dal / sambar (Thick) 150 gms, Chicken Curry (60 gms boneless chicken & Gravy 90 gms), Curd 80 gms, Pickly in sachet 12 gms, Casserole 1, Napkin 1, Disposable Spoon 1.||N/A||50|
|Veg. Biryani (350 gms) = Biryani of 270 gms including 70 gms vegetables packed in casserole + 80 gms branded packed curd + 12 gms pickle + tissue paper + sanitizer (1 ml) + disposable bio-degradable spoon.||N/A||80|
|Egg Biryani (350 gms) = Biryani of 270 gms including 2 eggs packed in casserole + 80 gms branded packed curd + 12 gms pickle + tissue paper + sanitizer (1 ml) + disposable bio-degradable spoon.||N/A||90|
|Chicken Biryani (350 gms)= Biryani of 270 gms including 70 gms of boneless chicken packed in casserole + 80 gms branded packed curd + 12 gms pickle + tissue paper + sanitizer (1 ml) + disposable bio-degradable spoon.||N/A||110|
IRCTC Food Menu Rates – Revised and new tariff of standard meals/items for Static Units on Indian Railways as under:-
|Item||Tariff (in Rs.) (Inclusive of GST)|
|Breakfast / veg||35|
|Breakfast / N.veg||45|
|Standard Meal / veg||70|
|Standard Meal (Egg curry)||80|
|Standard Meal (Chicken Curry)||120|
|Biryani (veg) – 350 gm||70|
|Biryani (Egg) – 350 gm||80|
|Biryani (Chicken) – 350 gm||100|
|Snack Meal – 350 gm||50|
|Revised menu and tariff of standard meals for Mail / Express trains (IRCTC Pantry Car Price List PDF Download)||Click Here|
|Revision in Menu and Tariff of catering services on Rajdhani / Shatabdi / Duronto and Standard Meals on Indian Railways (IRCTC Food Menu Rates PDF Download)||Click Here|
Check the Current Rate and Full Menu Details in: http://menurates.irctc.co.in/ (Mail / Express / Humsafar, (Rajdhani / Shatabdi / Duronto-Menu Trains List / Menu For Selected Trains), Gatiman /Tejas /Vande Bharat Express Menu)