Special Railway Catering
• Name – Hemil Patel
• Class – SY BBA HM
• Roll no – 15
• Subject – Quantity Food and
• Submitted to – Naveen Rai Sir
What is IRCTC?
• Indian Railway Catering and
Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is
an Indian public sector
undertaking that provides
ticketing, catering, and tourism
services for the Indian Railways.
It was initially wholly owned by
the Government of India and
operated under the administrative
control of the Ministry of
Railways, but has been listed on
the National Stock
Exchange since 2019, with the
Government continuing to hold
• The IRCTC was established on 27 September 1999, as a public sector undertaking
completely owned by the Government of India through the Indian Railways. It is
the only entity that is authorised to provide certain services to the Indian
Railways, including online ticketing, catering, and selling drinking water on
trains and at railway stations. In May 2008, it was classed as a Miniratna public
corporation, which allowed it a certain degree of financial autonomy.
• The IRCTC was listed on the National Stock Exchange in 2019, following which
the Government of India's holding was reduced to 87%, with the remaining
shares being publicly traded. In December 2020, the Government of India
divested another 20%, reducing its holding in the IRCTC to 67%.
Mobile Catering Business
• IRCTC manages the entire on-board catering services of Indian Railways in more than 460 passenger trains with
pantry cars that includes Rajdhani trains, Shatabdi trains, Duronto Trains, Gatimaan Express and Mail/Express
trains and also in newly introduced passenger trains such as Vande Bharat Express and Tejas Trains. In all the
above-mentioned trains, the on-board catering services is being provided from the pantry cars.
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Main Features of
• Salient features for Mail/Express trains include:
• Janta Meal: The rate of Janta Meal has been kept unchanged
• No A-la-carte meals: To prevent overcharging in the name of
a-la-carte meals, it has now been decided that no A-la-carte
meals shall be permitted for sale on Mail/Express trains.
However, A-la-carte snacks items like samosa, pakoda, etc.
will be permitted for sale.
• Snack Meal: Now more regional food variety will also be
available for the passengers. Snack Meal with regional
items/cuisine/flavor' is being introduced at the rate of 3 50/ - as a
meal variety. This would be of 350 grams portion and the menu
will be decided by IRCTC.
Main Features of
• Biryani as a Meal: It has been decided to offer
Biryani as a standard meal variety in view of its
popularity. IRCTC shall make available three types
of Biryani (Veg., Egg and Chicken) at the rate of 80/-
, 90/- & 110/
• Chicken Curry Introduced: It has also been decided
to introduce Chicken Curry as an option in standard
non-veg. meal in addition to the existing standard
non-veg meal with egg curry and standard veg.
meal. As such, there shall be three categories of
standard meals viz., Standard Vegetarian Meal,
Standard Non-Vegetarian Meal (with 2 Eggs curry),
and Standard Non-Vegetarian Meal (with Chicken
Curry) against the existing two.
Revised service-wise tariff for Rajdhani,
Shatabdi and Duronto trains
Breakfast will cost ₹140 and ₹105 in AC first and AC second, AC third of Rajdhani,
Shatabdi and Duronto trains, respectively. For lunch and dinner, you will have to
pay ₹245 in AC first and ₹185 in AC second and third AC of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and
Duronto trains. For evening tea, you will have to shell out ₹140 in AC first and ₹90
in AC second and third of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.
Passengers travelling in sleeper class of Duronto trains will have to pay ₹65 for
breakfast, ₹120 for lunch/dinner and ₹50 for evening tea.