Food on trains

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Well, a new experience for me ...

Booked a cc seat on the 12046 CDG to NDLS SHTBDI as I am headed to the airport & flight home.

Now I am new to cc, but whilst I was aware that food is considered (rated) quite good on this train, I wasn't expecting it to (what appears to) be a free service to everyone including a bottle of water.

I can't remember seeing anything about it when I was booking my ticket, so how is one (or where should I look ) to know that snack & beverage is included ??
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In Rajdhani, Shatabdi and few Durontos snacks, meals and beverages are included.
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Aaahhh ... I did wonder if it was related to the SHTBDI .

Thank you for clarifying it for me

I am about to find out whether it is all veg, or if there are veg & non-veg options ??
Not exactly sure of how that worked out ... though I did get veg food !!
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While booking the tickets online there is an option to select Veg / Non Veg / No Food.

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Ok ... I see, though I don't remember it.
But, i will definitely look out for it next time !

Many thanks ...
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I have never bothered with selecting a food option online, although I think if one selects "no food" the fare is reduced slightly on the Rajdhani etc trains.

I have almost always been asked what type of food I wanted. When there was no choice offered it was always "veg", that seems to be the default option, which I was very happy with.

How did you enjoy your trip?

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Hi Ed,

Yes the default option appeared to be veg, which works for me. The ice cream was a pleasant treat

Have had a great trip, thank you ... !

Spent almost eight weeks in HP, in a Tibetan settlement, which has been very enjoyable, with the Himalaya as a constant backdrop. Now in Delhi and flying home first thing in the morning.

Trust you're also enjoying yourself ... !!

Best wishes,

Mark
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Originally Posted by marktrigg View Post Spent almost eight weeks in HP, in a Tibetan settlement, which has been very enjoyable, with the Himalaya as a constant backdrop. Now in Delhi and flying home first thing in the morning.
Gosh, spending eight weeks in one place sounds a different experience! We visited Dharamshala in HP in 1983, an interesting town with the Tibetan folk. One could never tire of the mountain views!

Ed.
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We'll have to ask somebody what is the food like on the new train 18 (Varanasi)..
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post We'll have to ask somebody what is the food like on the new train 18 (Varanasi)..


There was some technical problem with the train.

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/van...w/68018458.cms
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Commercial operation of Train 18 has not started yet.
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Planned for tomorrow
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post We'll have to ask somebody what is the food like on the new train 18 (Varanasi)..
Shuddh veg I presume.
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As per report, the Train-18 will run as per schedule tomorrow.
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