Railway Target Overcharging : ‘No Bill-No Fee’

After Getting too much complaints from passengers for over-priced food in India Railway catering. Indian railway has taken measure steps to check this issue.

Even though after getting too much complaint in last year IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) had released a menu card on its Twitter handle to inform all the passengers about there food rate.

So now in the latest move, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has taken a strong action and implement a policy of ‘No Bill-No Fee’ which will consider as free or no payment of food if passenger will not get bill from vendor. It is already practices in approx all the malls, restaurants and cafes.

So according to this new rule passengers will ask about the bill and all the vendors have to produce bill of each and every food item in rail compartment.

As per many media reports, Railway is deploying food inspectors who will check overcharging of food and ministry has also introduce policy of no bill no fee for all the food item.

Last Year, In June, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India had also produced a report which talk about the quality of food sold at railway stations and in this report it is clearly mention that the food searved in railway stations is “unfit for human consumption” and it’s hygiene standards in railway is very low. In this report it is clearly mention that unpurified tap water are being used to make the beverages, food left out in the open places and many insects like rats and cockroaches at irctc catering units could be found.

The important point is that this report was prepared after inspections at 74 stations and 80 trains, from the periods of 2013 to 2016.


Vivek is a Editor at TBM(The Blog Mania), based in New Delhi.He is also the Founder Member of WebVisitors.co.in(A Digital Marketing Company). Vivek can be reached at vivek@webvisitors.co.in