Today's dinner served in Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via TATA - BKSC)
Pic 01 : Chicken meal
Pic 02 : Tomato soup
Food quality is awesome & if required extra meal too is given.
is this meal is for every Rajdhani
more or less, its the same for all RAJ/Shat/Duru.
Yes, my aunt took extra icecream, they didn't ask for any payment, may be they will ask for tips later!
may be they wil give ice cream/juice only.
if u ask for extra rice/roti, they wont give.
Tips is mandatorily demanded
Most of Rajdhanis/Durontos & Shatabdi Express menus are same but may vary according to some popular demands or regional specialities.
Eg : Most of Bengal bound Rajdhanis have Rassogollas in place of conventional Gulab Jamuns many times!
I get extra roti always....rice and even chicken. Just for 50-70 rs tip ...hehe
At morning :
Pic 01 : Tea & biscuits
Pic 02 : Oats in breakfast
Pic 03 : Nimboo paani (Lemonade)
They cannot refuse roti/rice or any other thing which u want, they will have to provide it
Are you travelled in Second AC or Third AC?
I think food quality depends on the base kitchen and the caterers such as IRCTC, Meals on wheels etc... coz in the travel tip for 22812 (possibly) once i found a person blaming the food quality and catering services...what is ur opinion ??
Exactly, but situation improved a lot from past.
This train has improved considerably in the past 6 months. I travelled on 23rd June and will travel again on 4th August.
>Cleanliness of the coaches are par excellence. As soon as you board the coach from NDLS, the coach smells of pleasant room freshner and is very very clean.
>As sson as it departs from NDLS at 17:05, you will be provided snacks which include vegetable sandwich, patties and other stuff. It's strange that the coach attendants come to ask you about your choice of food, although you have mentioned
Agree! One must adjust during journeys but one thing is clear new age youngsters are seldom interested in sightseeing during rail journey, instead they're busy glued into their gadgets...
I give tips to janitors rather than those rude coach attendant/pantry guys.
Overall nice & exhaustive tip you've provided.
True, these days people stay on their phones during a trip, even when there is no signal busy playing games. If they would just draw the curtains and look outside, I bet they will never look back to their phones again. The scenes were so beautiful. And yes, the coach attendants treat the janitor/sweeper very poorly. That's why, the janitor comes separately (not with the attendants) and he asks very politely for tips. Seeing as the coach was spotlessly clean even though the train was nearing the end of the journey, I happily gave him tips.
yes you are right. But till last year this train and its brother (bbs (adra) rajdhani) were in terrible condition. I was shocked this time when i travelled in the BBS rajdhani via adra this month. I didnt got the chance to taste the lunch as i deboarded at balasore but still i was very satisfied and happy to see the cleanliness and maintenance.