Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on Monday launched a mobile application, Menu on Rails, developed by IRCTC to create transparency concerning food menu and items served to passengers during their journey.
The Menu on Rails app will be available on Android and iOS platforms. Website version will also be available. The app will help in creating awareness among Railway passengers about food items available and price.
Features of Menu on Rails app:
— Mobile app will display menu served on all type 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, packaged drinking water, janata khana, standard veg (thali), standard non-veg (thali), standard veg (casserole) and standard non-veg (casserole), will be displayed for both train as well as stations (excluding food plazas and fast food units).
— A-La-Carte includes list of 96 items under the categories of breakfast, light meals, combo meals, non-veg, jain food, sweets, diabetic foods.
— The ‘Menu on Rails’ will also display the menu to be 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 will be displayed separately for EC and CC classes in case of Shatabdi trains and 1A, 2A and 3A classes for Rajdhani and Duronto trains. In case of Duronto trains, food items for sleeper class will also displayed. Menu will also given for late running of these trains.
— The app will help in controlling the overcharging of catering items.
— Food item rates displayed in Menu on Rails are inclusive of taxes to avoid any confusion on taxation.