Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus & other stations to now offer hygienic meals for ₹20 & ₹50
Abhirupa Kundu

Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus & other stations to now offer hygienic meals for ₹20 & ₹50

The counters are now operational at over 100 stations.

The Central and Western Railway, along with the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) are stepping up to serve passengers. Travellers of General Class Coaches will now get hygienic meals and snacks at reasonable prices at stations. 

As per reports, there are two options that passengers can opt for; the economy meal priced at ₹20 or the snack meal at ₹50. Thanks to the new initiative, people can purchase refreshments directly from these counters, eliminating the hassle of searching for vendors or leaving the station. 

Within the Central Railway’s jurisdiction, these meal counters are present at stations such as Igatpuri, Karjat, Manmad, Khandwa, Badnera, Shegaon, Pune, Miraj, Daund, Sainagar Shirdi, Nagpur , Wardha, Solapur, Wadi Kurduwadi stations. On the Western Railway, they are accessible at Mumbai Central and Bandra Terminus, in addition to other stations.

A IRCTC official was noted saying that the service was successfully piloted at about 51 stations last year. “Building on that success, Railways has significantly expanded the programme, 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,” he further mentioned.

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