With a view to ensure the availability of economical meals & packaged drinking water to the passengers travelling in General Second Class, N. F. Railway has introduced the facility of economical/affordable meals & packaged drinking water. The economy meals, snacks/combo meals will be provided through extended service counters which will be stationed at Platforms near General Second-Class coaches. The meals will be supplied from the Refreshment Rooms (RRs) & Jan Ahaars (JAs) of IRCTC.
64 railway stations in various zones have been identified for offering economic meals and packaged drinking water to the passengers near the general second class coaches. Of the total, seven stations under NFR where economical/affordable meals & packaged drinking water will be available are New Coochbehar, New Alipurduar, Katihar, New Tinsukia, Kamakhya, Naharlagun & Rangiya stations. These counters are being aligned with the location of General Second (GS) Class coaches at platforms.
The facility of this service counters at the platforms has been done on an experimental basis for a period of six months. There are two types of Meal i.e. Meal Type - 1 costing Rs. 20/- (including GST): Economy Meal - 07 Poori, Dry Aloo Veg. & pickle & Meal Type - 2-Snack Meal costing Rs. 50/- (including GST): Assortment of South Indian Rice or Rajma/Chole – Rice or Khichdi or Kulche/Bhature - Chole or Pao-Bhaji or Masala Dosa. Sealed glass of packaged drinking water (200 ml) will also be available. Further, more stations are being identified and will be covered for provision of extended service counters progressively for the availability of the economy meals and water.