The Railway Board has decided to increase price of meals on board Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto trains, which may lead to a slight hike in their fares, according to a government order, news agency PTI reported.
The passengers travelling by first AC and Executive class will now pay Rs 35 for a cup of tea, which was earlier Rs 29. Breakfast will now cost Rs 140, up by Rs 7; and lunch and dinner will cost Rs 245, up by Rs 15, the government order said.
The meal prices have also increased for the passengers travelling in second class AC, third class AC and Chair Car. the passengers travelling in these classes will have to pay Rs 20 for a cup of tea, which was earlier Rs 15. The new price for breakfast will be Rs 105, up by Rs 8; lunch and dinner will cost Rs 185, up by Rs 10.
The government order also said that snacks with regional flavour will be introduced on the trains and will cost Rs 50, inclusive of GST.
"The IRCTC shall be accountable for providing the newly-introduced menu options in a way that the quantity and quality are commensurate with the tariff and no undue benefit is passed on to the service provider," the order read.
(With Inputs From PTI)