PROVISION OF OPTIONAL CATERING on RAJDHANI/DURONTO/ SHATABDI EXPRESS TRAINS
Kolkata, 31 July, 2017.
Optional catering service shall be introduced on all those Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/Duronto and other similar trains (except Gatiman Express) where catering charges are part of the ticket fare. Such trains under Eastern Railway are (1) 12259/12260 Sealdah -New Delhi-Sealdah Duronto Express, (2)12273/12274 Howrah-New Delhi- Howrah Duronto Express, (3) 12301/12302 Kolkata Rajdhani Express, (4)12305/12306 Kolkata Rajdhani Express, (5) 22201/22202 Sealdah-Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express and (6) 12313/12314 Sealdah Rajdhani Express.
Optional catering services on the above mentioned trains will be provided to passengers booking tickets from 1.8.2017 onwards for the journeys to commence on 1.8.2017 and onwards.
Passengers will be required to mandatorily exercise either of the options at the time of the booking of ticket so as to enable them to be aware of this scheme. Accordingly, catering service will be excluded or included after the mandatory option is exercised by the passengers. The catering charges shall be included in the ticket fare only in case passengers opt for catering services and excluded in case passengers do not require catering services.
Duration of trials of this scheme will be for a period of 180 days subject to mid-term review of the scheme after 3 months.