Shares of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) rose to 4 per cent at Rs 899 after the Ministry of Railways revised tariff of standard meals on static units in railway stations.
Tariffs were revised in an exchange filing yesterday. In Express/Mail trains, after new tarrifs veg breakfast will be priced at ₹35, non-veg breakfast at ₹45, standard veg meal at ₹70, egg curry at ₹80, chicken curry at ₹120, Biryani made with vegetables (350 gm) at ₹70, egg Biryani 350 gm at ₹80, chicken Biryani (350 gm) at ₹100, and snack meal (350 gm) at ₹50.
Breakfast is priced at ₹140 in AC first. For AC second and third of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains, passengers will have to shell out and ₹105.
For lunch and dinner, you will have to pay ₹245 in AC first and ₹185 in AC second and third AC of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains. For evening tea, you will have to shell out ₹140 in AC first and ₹90 in AC second and third of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.
Passengers will pay ₹245 in AC first and ₹185 in AC second and third AC of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains for lunch and dinner. If you want to have Tea in the evening, you have to pay ₹140 in AC first and ₹90 in AC second and third of the respective trains.
Those travelling in in Duronto’ sleeper class will have to pay ₹65 for breakfast, ₹120 for lunch/dinner and ₹50 for evening tea.
All the rates include Good and Services Tax (GST).
Apart from this, the railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) to list its member hotels and their room rate inventory to be sold on the IRCTC portal.
Promising an improvement in quality and hygiene of foods after the revised rates, the Ministry of Railways said an intensive inspection will be carried out.