India, Nov. 16 -- Passengers will now have to shell out 3-9% more if they opt for standard meals on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto express trains.

The Indian Railways has decided to increase tariffs for these trains with a hike in standard meals served on these through its subsidiary - the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism (IRCTC) - from March 29, 2020.

The Railways has also decided to introduce a snack meal with regional cuisine at the rate of Rs.50 per meal. It will also offer biryani as a standard meal variety owing to its popularity, according to a circular issued by the Railway Board. Passengers will also have the option of chicken curry in standard non-veg meal.

The revision in charges will be applicable only for those who opt ...