Aug 3, 2017


Ministry of Railways decided to implement o­n all Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains presently under the management of IRCTC, the scheme of providing optional catering service o­n trial basis for a period of six months in place of mandatory catering service where catering charges are included in the ticket fare. 

On Central Railway the scheme of optional catering service will be provided o­n following trains –

1. 12025/12026 Pune –Secunderabad Shatabdi Express

2. 12223/12224 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Ernakulam Duronto Express

3. 12293/12294 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Allahabad Duronto Express

The option will be provided to the passengers booking tickets from 1.8.2017 o­nwards for the zero booking or commencement of ARP (Advance Reservation Period) whichever is earlier.

Under the scheme passengers will be required to mandatorily exercise either of the options at the time of booking of tickets. The catering charges shall be included in the ticket fare o­nly in case passengers opt for catering services and excluded in case passengers do not require catering services.

Passengers will not be allowed to change their options at any point of time o­nce they exercise option at the time of booking.

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Date: July 28, 2017

This news comes to you from Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.