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Indian Railways offers meals at Economical price for passengers during summer season


·These meals are being provided at 12 railway stations, 23 counters over SCR

·It provides affordable, quality and hygienic food to the rail passengers, these meals are made available near general coaches o­n platforms.

To provide quality, affordable and hygienic meals to the rail passengers, Indian Railways along with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced the concept of “Economy Meals”. Anticipating the surge in passenger traffic during summer, rail passengers are provided with two types of meals at affordable cost to the rail passengers, particularly to those traveling in General Coaches. This meal counters now operational at over 100 stations and nearly 150 counters in total across Indian Railways.

On South Central Railway economy meals is being served at 12 Stations and
23 Counters for serving these meals to the passengers. These stations include Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Renigunta, Guntakal, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Vikarabad, Pakala, Dhone, Nandyal, Purna and Aurangabad railway stations.

The initiative offers a two-pronged approach:

-Economy Meals: Priced at a pocket-friendly Rs. 20/-, these meals provide a satisfying and affordable option for passengers o­n the go.

-Snack Meals: For those seeking a lighter bite, Rs. 50/- snack meals are also available

To ensure easy access, these meals and water is made be available at counters conveniently located near general second class (GS) coaches o­n platforms. Passengers can buy their refreshments directly from these counters, eliminating the need to search for vendors or venture outside the station.

Earlier, this service was successfully piloted at about 51 stations last year across Indian Railways. Building o­n that success, Railways has significantly expanded the program, with counters now operational at over 100 stations and nearly 150 counters in total. The initiative is slated for further growth, encompassing even more stations in the near future.

Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager South Central Railway expressed that provision of Economy meals will be mainly useful to the general passengers. Over SCR, these are being provided at Seven stations would be served with economy meal from the kitchen units of IRCTC that are functioning at these stations.

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