IRCTC Food Menu Price List
Restoration of catering services with cooked food in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Vande Bharat & Gatiman trains
Cooked food services are being restored in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Vande Bharat & Gatiman trains
which have the option of pre-booking of food. List of trains along with the date from which catering services are being made available is enclosed here.
- Users who have not booked their food at the time of booking their tickets can now do so using the process mentioned in point below before charting of the train (charts are normally prepared four hours before the schedule departure of the train).
- Users can book food & make payment by visiting IRCTC tourism URL- https://www.irctctourism.com/BookFood.
- Users having PRS counter tickets can also book their food using above link.
- Passengers will be asked to input PNR in the portal & pay online along with choice for Veg. / non-veg.
- Users can also cancel their food option before first charting of the train (normally four hours before the departure of the train). Full refund of catering charges will be made retaining the GST charges. GST collected will not be refunded.
- No refund will be made to users who cancel their food option after charting.
List of trains along with the date from which catering services are being made available
|SN.||Train No.||Train Name||Train Type||From||To||Start Date|
|1||12001 – 02||NDLS Bhopal Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||BPL||28 – Nov – 21|
|2||12003 – 04||NDLS Lucknow Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||LKO||28 – Nov – 21|
|3||12005 – 06||NDLS Kalka Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||KLK||28 – Nov – 21|
|4||22439 – 40||NDLS – SVDK Vande Bharat Exp||Vande Bharat||NDLS||SVDK||28 – Nov – 21|
|5||12015 – 16||NDLS Ajmer Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||AII||29 – Nov – 21|
|6||12039 – 40||ANVT Kathgodam Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||KGM||29 – Nov – 21|
|7||12045 – 46||NDLS Chandigarh Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||CDG||29 – Nov – 21|
|8||12049 – 50||NZM – AGC Gatiman Exp||Gatiman||NZM||JHS||1 – Dec – 21|
|9||12425 – 26||NDLS Jammu Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani||NDLS||JAT||1 – Dec – 21|
|10||22435 – 36||NDLS – BSB Vande Bharat Exp||Vande Bharat||NDLS||BSB||1 – Dec – 21|
|11||12033 – 34||SHATABDI Express||Shatabdi||CNB||NDLS||1 – Dec – 21|
|12||12433 – 34||NZM Chennai Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani||NZM||MAS||3 – Dec – 21|
|13||12283 – 84||NZM Ernakulam Duronto Exp||Duronto||NZM||ERS||4 – Dec – 21|
|14||22119 – 20||CSTM – KRMI Tejas Exp||Tejas||CSTM||KRMI||4 – Dec – 21|
|15||12423 – 24||NDLS Dibrugarh Rajdhani Exp||Rajdhani||NDLS||DBRT||5 – Dec – 21|
|16||12431 – 32||NZM Trivandrum Rajdhani Exp||Rajdhani||NZM||TVC||5 – Dec – 21|
|17||12017 – 18||NDLS Dehradun Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||DDN||5 – Dec – 21|
|18||22811 – 12||Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani||NDLS||BBS||5 – Dec – 21|
|19||20817||Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani||BBS||NDLS||5 – Dec – 21|
|20||22823 – 24||Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani||BBS||NDLS||5 – Dec – 21|
|21||12263 – 64||NZM Pune Duronto Express||Duronto||NZM||PUNE||5 – Dec – 21|
|22||20503||Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani||DBRT||NDLS||5 – Dec – 21|
|23||20505||Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani||DBRT||NDLS||6 – Dec – 21|
|24||12041 – 42||SHATABDI Express||Shatabdi||HWH||NJP||6 – Dec – 21|
|25||12029 – 30||Amritsar Swam Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||ASR||7 – Dec – 21|
|26||12031 – 32||Amritsar Swam Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||ASR||7 – Dec – 21|
|27||20504||Rajdhani Express||Rajdhani||NDLS||DBRT||7 – Dec – 21|
|28||20506||DBRG Rajdhani||Rajdhani||NDLS||DBRT||9 – Dec – 21|
|29||12011 – 12||NDLS Kalka Shatabdi||Shatabdi||NDLS||KLK||10 – Dec – 21|
|30||12009 – 10||MMCT – ADI Shatabdi Exp||Shatabdi||MMCT||ADI||10 – Dec – 21|
|31||22209 – 10||NDLS – MMCT Duronto||Duronto||MMCT||NDLS||10 – Dec – 21|
|32||20818||BBS Rajdhani||Rajdhani||NDLS||BBS||12 – Dec – 21|
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 Service 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.
IRCTC Food Menu Rates
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.
Tariff of food items & Packaged Drinking Water at Stations as well Mail / Express Trains.
Indian Railway Pantry Car Rate List and Railway Station Rate List
|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|
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