Indian Railways is offering a special menu called the Navratri thali for passengers who fast during the festival and are travelling between September 26 and October 5. The auspicious festival is observed in honour of Goddess Durga and many Indians fast on these days and consume only ‘Vrat food’.
During the auspicious festival of Navratri, IR brings to you a special menu to satiate your Vrat cravings, being served from 26.09.22 – 05.10.22.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 25, 2022
The Ministry of Railways tweeted a photo of a Navratri thali on September 25. “During the auspicious festival of Navratri, IR brings to you a special menu to satiate your Vrat cravings, being served from 26.09.22 – 05.10.22. Order the Navratri delicacies for your train journey from ‘Food on Track’ app, visit http://ecatering.irctc.co.in or call on 1323,” the Indian Railways tweeted.
The Navratri special menu includes aloo chaap and sabudana tikki for starters while the main course includes sabudana khichdi, kofta curry and paneer makhmali with parathas.
The facility is only available on IRCTC trains that offer e-catering facilities. The special thali items are priced at Rs 99.
Passengers can pay online or choose a cash-on-delivery option. The food will be delivered to the seat.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh also shared a photo of the Navratri thali on Twitter on Monday.