Menu on Rails: awareness app of Indian Railway

• Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways launched a new app ‘Menu on Rails’, a mobile application developed by IRCTC for creating awareness to the Railway Passengers for the items served to them on their rail journey.

Silent features of the app are

• Mobile app displays menu served on all types of trains

• For Mail/Exp trains, food items are covered in 4 categories namely: Beverages, Breakfast, Meals and A-La-Carte

• Rates for standard food items like tea, coffee, drinking water, janata khana, standard veg thali, standard non-veg thali, standard veg casserole and standard non-veg casserole, are given both for trains as well as stations.

• A-La-Carte includes a list of 96 items under the categories of Breakfast, Light Meals, Combo Meals, Non-Veg, Jain Food, Sweets Diabetic Foods etc.

• The mobile app also displays the menu served in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto group of trains where foods are pre-booked by passengers at the time of booking their tickets itself.

• Food items (pre-booked) to be served are displayed separately for EC and CC classes in case of Shatabdi trains and 1A, 2A and 3A classes for Rajdhani and Duronto trains. The menu is also given for late running of these trains.

• Food items rates displayed are inclusive of taxes to avoid any confusion on taxation.

• Website version is also available for users.

• The mobile app will help in creating awareness among Railway passengers about food items available and price.

• In case of Mail/Express trains, it will help in controlling the overcharging of catering items.

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