The railways has also directed the IRCTC’s CMD to intimate the zonal railways about the exact date from which onboard catering services with cooked foods will be resumed.
Considering the passengers demands, the railway ministry directed the IRCTC, which handles the services related to foods also in railways, to resume this service.
This decision came after shares of the IRCTC fell as much as 29% to hit an intraday low of Rs 650.10 on the BSE.
Some analysts pegs the convenience fee for IRCTC at Rs 740-Rs 780 crore for FY23 and FY24, respectively.
During the 17-day long journey starting November 7, travellers will get to visit nine cities including Ayodhya, Varanasi, Prayag, Chitrakoot, Hampi and Rameshwaram.
Winning bidders were to be provided a concession period of 35 years on a revenue basis model.
According to IRCTC, which has tied up with local restaurants and eateries, it has served 73,354 meals between February and July-end in Vijayawada, after Indian Railways barred cooking on pantry cars.
With half of the train coaches now upgraded to AC coaches and with modern facilities in place, the Uttara Bharat Yatra (10 nights and 11 days) will begin from August 27.
Based on the type of class, the price has been fixed from Rs 10,400 to Rs 17,330 per person, DSGP Kishore said.
The All Kerala Caterers Association feels as long as the government lets no more than 20 people at weddings and similar events, things are not going to improve for them.
Madam Curry, founded by Ishaan Kapoor of The Purple Plate catering company, is a new delivery-only venture that specialises in experimenting with classic recipes to give them a new twist.
Piyush Goyal has asked officials to ensure that meals served on board trains carry information about quantity and the contractor supplying it.