PROVISION OF OPTIONAL CATERING SERVICES IN TRAINS
It has been decided to make catering services optional in the following trains with effect from 1st August, 2017:-
Train No. 12262/ Train No. 12261 Howrah-Mumbai Duronto Express
Train No. 12222/ Train No. 12221 Howrah-Pune Duronto Express
Train No. 12245/ Train No. 12246 Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express
Train No. 12847/ Train No. 12848 Howrah-Digha Super AC Express
• The scheme shall be implemented for an initial period of 6 months subject to mid-term review after 3 months.
• 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.
• Passengers will not be allowed to change their options at any point of time once they exercise option at the time of booking. No partial catering service shall be provided to passengers under this scheme, thus the option shall include/exclude complete catering service between pairs of stations.
• Optional catering services on the above mentioned trains will be provided to passengers booking tickets from 01.08.2017 onwards for the journeys to commence on 01.08.2017 and onwards.