IRCTC has decided to tweak its menu so as to include the items of regional cuisines, seasonal delicacies, also food items as per the preferences of different group of passengers such as diabetic food, baby food, health food options including millet based local products, etc.
Accordingly, Railway Ministry has approved this on certain condition so that quality and hygiene of food will be maintained giving priority on local and seasonal food and for food for certain categories of people.
For prepaid trains; in which catering charges are included in the passenger fare; the menu shall be decided by IRCTC within the tariff already notified. In addition, sale of a-la-carte meals and branded food items on MRP will also be permitted on these prepaid trains.
For other Mail/Express trains, menu budget segment items like standard meals shall be decided by IRCTC within the fixed tariff already notified. Menu and tariff of Janta meals will remain unchanged.