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.