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Railways may soon remove service charges on food orders placed while traveling

Railways may soon remove service charges on food orders placed while traveling

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  • But the price of food and drink is also likely to rise, for those who don’t pre-book or place the order instantly when traveling by train.
  • In an order dated March 13, 2018 from the Ministry of Railways, a service charge of Rs 50 was levied on the F&B order placed with IRCTC.
New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways may soon scrap service charges levied on food orders placed while traveling by train

Sources said the ministry may soon issue an official order for the same.

IRCTC levies a service charge of Rs. 50, for food and drink order placed while traveling by train

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No such service charge is levied if the food order is pre-booked by passengers for their train journey.

But the price of food and drink is also likely to rise, for those who don’t pre-book or place the order instantly when traveling by train.

In an order dated March 13, 2018 from the Ministry of Railways, a service charge of Rs 50 was levied on the restoration order placed at IRCTC by passengers while traveling by train.

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Recently, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs also issued an order dated July 4, that charging a service charge will amount to an unfair business practice, and no service charge will be levied by hotels/restaurants or any other entity.