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.

12262/12261   Howrah-Mumbai Duronto Express

12222/12221   Howrah-Pune Duronto Express

12245/12246   Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express

12847/12848   Howrah-Digha Super AC Express
1. Train No. 12219 / 12220 Secunderabad – Lokmanya Tilak Duronto Express.
2. Train No. 12285 / 12286 Secunderabad – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto 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.