Indian Railways Increases Meal Prices; Snacks For Train Journey
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On Thursday, Indian Railways made headlines for lowering service charges on meals served on trains. This, however, does not imply that the meals served on the train will cost you less. Railways has reduced the onboard service charges for all non-pre-ordered meals and beverages on premium trains such as the Rajdhani, Duronto, and Shatabdi Express. The Vande Bharat trains will also be subject to this rule. However, the Railways will add INR 50 to all meals, which means that the food will become more expensive.

The Changes

Meals pre-ordered during a train journey will become more expensive due to an additional charge imposed by the Indian Railways. Previously, breakfast, lunch, and an evening snack cost 105, 185, and 90, respectively. With this new additional charge of INR 50 on the food being served, the meals will become more expensive, with the revised cost of these meals being INR 155, 235, and 140. Only tea and coffee will be significantly cheaper as a result of this change.

Indian railways accounts for one of the largest railway networks in India, and one of the busiest too. Most of us associate train journeys with a variety of things, for us, it has always been about great homemade snacks. Here are some foods you can carry for your next train journey. 

Snacks To Keep For a Train Journey

1. Fruits

Fruits such as apples, oranges, and bananas should be packed in your bags. It keeps your body hydrated and boosts your immunity throughout the journey. People on long journeys may experience constipation and indigestion. To avoid these situations, carry fruits high in fibre, vitamin C, and antioxidants. We also try new foods while travelling to mix things up. These foods are primarily oily and spicy. However, eating fruits while travelling will help to balance the effect of such junk foods on the body.

2. Homemade Chips

You should be familiar with various types of homemade chips, such as potato chips, banana chips, and sabudana chips. These are the best foods to bring on your train journey. These chips have a longer storage life. Cook it in less oil and store it in an airtight container. Banana chips are extremely tasty and satisfy the taste buds, whereas potato chips are healthier. During the long train ride, you can enjoy this crispy snack sprinkled with black salt and chat masala.

3. Cookies

When travelling with your family and children, it can be difficult to choose healthy food. As children frequently request outside foods such as chips and cookies, smart parents always look for a healthy option to choose for their children. They make cookies at home and pack them in a healthy manner. The delectable cookies are a healthier alternative that all children enjoy.

4. Peanuts

For a train ride, no other dish can match the essence of peanut. It is India's most popular food, and passengers enjoy eating it while riding the train. Peanuts are high in fibre, protein, and fat. Surprisingly, peanuts contain healthy fats that do not harm your body. Carrying a packet of these healthy snack nuts with you on your journey would be a great treat.

5. Chakli

Traditional Chakli is a spiral food that is also light and tasty. It is also known as Murukku in South India, but it can be found all over the world. The fact that 1 Chakli piece contains 150 calories makes it the ideal train snack. As a result, it will meet your calorie requirements during the journey, especially if it is a longer ride.