You can soon save by not buy­ing food on Ra­jd­ha­nis and Shatab­dis

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Sri­nand Jha sri­nand­jha@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Meals served on premier trains like Ra­jd­hani and Shatabdi could soon be­come op­tional as sources say the rail­way min­is­ter may an­nounce a de­ci­sion to un­cou­ple pas­sen­ger fares from cater­ing costs in his bud­get speech this month.

This means travel could get cheaper for those opt­ing out. They’d have a choice be­tween bring­ing food from home and order­ing from eater­ies at sta­tions. For in­stance, af­ter de­duct­ing the cater­ing cost of Rs 340, the price of a New Delhi-Mum­bai Ra­jd­hani ticket for AC 1st class travel will drop from Rs4,750 to Rs4,410.

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