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IRCTC introduces Economy Meals for train travellers at only Rs 20

Travelling with your family by train during summer? Don’t know where to order fresh and hygienic food at a low budget? Then here is an exciting piece of news for you! Now you can book a budget-friendly meal which is as cheap as Rs 50 and Rs 20 while travelling on train! The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced ‘Economy Meals’ priced as low as Rs 20 and Rs 50, specifically catering to general passengers at select railway stations across India.
This comprises of both a meal and a snacks option both on trains and at stations. IRCTC’s Economy Meals priced at Rs 20 are for those who are looking for a full course meal within a low budget, while the Snack Meals priced at Rs 50 are for those who are looking for something light to munch on during their journey.

Initiative will benefit Unreserved/General Compartment passengers

This initiative aims to benefit especially those passengers who are travelling in unreserved or general compartments of trains in the scorching summer months. These passengers often face challenges in accessing pocket-friendly and hygienic food options on the go. With this, they can opt for quality food at an affordable cost. This initiative has been introduced during summer keeping in mind the surge in the number of people travelling by train during this season.
Around 150 IRCTC meal counters will be set up in 100 select railway stations across India. These Economy/Snack meals can be purchased from these IRCTC counters which have been strategically located near located near general second class (GS) coaches on platforms. This will save the passengers’ time and efforts to search for vendors or venture outside the station for food during their journey.

Implementation during initial phase

After being successfully implemented at 51 stations across India last year, the IRCTC project is now being expanded to 100 select railway stations. Stations on the South Central Railway route, including Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Renigunta, Guntakal, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Vikarabad, Pakala, Dhone, Nandyal, Purna, and Aurangabad, are among the initial locations where these meal counters have been set up, catering to the needs of passengers travelling on these routes.