Free Meals in Trains | Alert for train passengers. Indian Railways is offering free meals on trains to some passengers. But be aware of those conditions.
Indian Railways takes many decisions for passengers. However, passengers are not aware of these or are not able to get the benefits. One of the key decisions taken by Indian Railways is to provide free meals to passengers.
Lakhs of passengers are making the journey every day, so there may be a doubt whether it is possible to provide free meals to the passengers. However, certain conditions apply to the provision of free meals. Not a free meal for all travelers. Only some passengers get free meals.
Passengers get free meal in premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdhi, Durantho Express. That’s not always the case either. Only in some cases. It is known that many trains run late every day due to some reasons. However, the Railways is providing free meal facility to the passengers traveling in premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express without any inconvenience.
Passengers get free meals when these trains are running late for more than two hours. This means that if the train is not on time, but is delayed by two hours, the railway will provide free food and drinks to the passengers. These measures are being taken so that passengers do not suffer in these trains.
If these premium trains are running late, passengers can get breakfast, lunch, evening snacks, dinner etc. The food available at that time will be served to the passengers by the railway staff. Railway passengers do not need to pay money for these.
Railway passengers can order online if they want other food items. Orders can be placed on IRCTC’s e-catering app Food on Track or www.catering.irctc.co.in websites. Recently a food ordering service has started on WhatsApp as well. You can get food delivery services by sending a WhatsApp message to +918750001323. This service is available only for some trains.
Not only this, it has also launched a food ordering service on WhatsApp in collaboration with Joop, a food delivery service. IRCTC. Railway passengers can order food by texting the PNR number to Joop chatbot number +917042062070.