Ready-To-Eat Food Pouches

IRCTC Ready-To-Eat Food Pouches
IRCTC Ready-To-Eat Food Pouches

Ready-To-Eat Food By Railway

Indian Railway introduced RTE Pouches in Trains and in stations. What is RTE in Indian Trains? RTE is Ready To Eat Food. Further details are here.

Famous RTE Options by Indian Railway

These options help passengers to taste different foods rather than relying on pantry car services or station vendors. Indian Railway also announced that RTE option for current booking and opt out passengers of Vande Bharat Trains.

Some of the famous ready-to-eat options provided by Indian Railways include:

  • Packaged Meals: Indian Railways offers packaged meals that are pre-cooked and sealed to maintain freshness. These meals typically include a main course item like rice or roti (Indian bread) along with dal (lentils), curry, or vegetables. They often come with accompaniments like pickle, papad (a crispy snack), and dessert.
  • Snack Boxes: Snack boxes are available for passengers who prefer lighter options. These boxes may contain items like sandwiches, samosas, cut fruits, biscuits, or cookies.
  • Breakfast : For morning travellers, Indian Railways offers breakfast options such as idli (steamed rice cakes), dosa (rice pancakes), upma (semolina dish), poha (flattened rice dish), or bread with butter and jam.
  • Beverage : Passengers can also find a variety of beverages including tea, coffee, packaged juices, and bottled water.
  • Regional Specialties: Depending on the route and region, Indian Railways may offer regional specialties as ready-to-eat options. These could include local snacks or dishes famous in that particular area.

How to Get this RTE Facility?

  • Available for purchase either onboard from the catering staff.
  • Pre-booking options on the IRCTC website or app.


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