The passengers travelling via premium trains of the Indian Railways will now have to pay an additional Rs 50 if they opt for having a meal on the train but had not pre-booked it with the tickets. The new rule applies to Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express, Vande Bharat Express, Tejas Express, and Duronto Express.
In a notification on July 15, the Indian Railway Board also issued the price chart of various meals that will be offered to the passengers.
The board also clarified that the additional charges only apply to the meals. No separate fees shall be taken from the passengers for tea and coffee, even if they had not opted for it earlier.